By Christine Stuart
HARTFORD, Conn. – The 2014 race for governor is in a dead heat. Republican Tom Foley is tied in a hypothetical match up with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, according to the a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Malloy has not yet announced that he will seek another term, but he has signaled that he will be announcing in May sometime after the end of the legislative session.
The poll found first-term governor still struggles with his approval ratings. He gets a 48 percent, while 45 percent disapprove and voters are divided about whether he should even seek re-election. Malloy’s approval rating hasn’t broken through the 50 percent mark in any poll, but the 48 percent is a high-water mark for him.
Another Quinnipiac University poll found 71 percent of the 1,878 voters surveyed support another increase in the state’s minimum wage.
The measure receives support from both parties, but Democrats overwhelmingly support the measure 93-6 percent and unaffiliated voters support it 73-23 percent. Republicans oppose it 53-41 percent. Women, who make the minimum wage in larger numbers than men, support it 78-18 percent, and men support it 64-32 percent.
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