NEW HAVEN, Conn. – This year there’s no U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, but the gubernatorial contest is keeping political scientists from several universities busy.
Gathered Monday for a discussion, Jennifer Dineen of the University of Connecticut, Laura Baum of Wesleyan University, Scott McLean of Quinnipiac University, Gary Rose of Sacred Heart University, and Art Paulson of Southern Connecticut State University agreed that the race between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Republican Tom Foley, and independent Joe Visconti was “a toss-up.”
Before Monday’s panel started the most recent public polling from Quinnipiac University had Foley up six points over Malloy, but political scientists warned that looking at the horse race doesn’t always tell the whole story.
“There’s a lot more to the story than these numbers show,” Dineen said.