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Poll: Republican challenger leads in governor’s race rematch

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – If the election was held today Republican Tom Foley would beat Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by six points, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll in four months.

The first poll of 1,304 likely voters found Foley has a six point lead over Malloy with eight weeks to go before Election Day. In 2010, Malloy beat Foley by 6,404 votes. That year, Malloy was up nine points over Foley in a September 15 Quinnipiac University poll.

Joe Visconti, the third gubernatorial candidate on the ballot, would receive 7 percent of the vote. Many conservatives have asked Visconti to get out of the race because they’re afraid he will pull votes away from Foley, but the poll shows that even without Visconti on the ballot, Foley leads Malloy by six points.

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5 responses to “Poll: Republican challenger leads in governor’s race rematch”

  1. John Hamlin

    Foley needs to say something about what he plans to DO rather than how bad he thinks things are under Malloy if he wants his lead to last till Election Day.

  2. One and Done

    Or you just need to check your bias for a second and listen to what the man has been saying for some 6 months. You can find his platform, but eliminating business taxes for one is a direct contrast to Malloy’s record of raising them and creating new ones at record pace.

  3. Milton

    You can check out the Foley roadmap here. It sounds to me like he has a solid plan and the experience to get it done

    http://www.tomfoleyct.com/landing/restoring-pride-prosperity-ct/

  4. John Hamlin

    His message is not being presented effectively. He needs to get a positive message out to the voters. The main thing he’s said is that he won’t take on the public employer unions — which means he’s not willing to publicly take on one of the biggest problems in the state.

  5. piberman

    John:
    No one gets elected to Governor by taking on the public union’s – the most powerful lobby in the state – during the campaign season. Moreover the public unions enjoy powerful support from the Democratic super majority in the Legislature. Not even the tooth fairy sees that super majority loosing steam for the foreseeable future. Will take much more than a Gov Foley to reverse CT’s slide. Maybe a generation is needed. But we need to start somewhere and Foley is the choice at hand.

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