QPoll suggests race for governor is a dead heat

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

HARTFORD, Conn. – The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Connecticut’s race for governor is a dead heat with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy closing last month’s six point lead held by Republican challenger Tom Foley.

The poll of 1,085 likely voters released Wednesday found Malloy and Foley tied with 43 percent of the vote in a three-way race. Third-party candidate Joe Visconti takes 9 percent of the vote. And like a month ago, the poll found Visconti is not playing the role of spoiler because he takes votes from Malloy and Foley at the same rate.

“The poll is good news for Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy,” Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said. “After trailing Republican Tom Foley by 6 points a month ago, Malloy is tied as this race promises to go down to the wire.”

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5 responses to “QPoll suggests race for governor is a dead heat”

  1. John Hamlin

    Malloy is sure to get re-elected. If the Republicans wanted to give him a run for his money they needed to nominate a different candidate. The Republicans decided to reelect Malloy when they nominated Foley.

  2. One and Done

    Polling even or behind is never good for an incumbent, despite how much of a closet Malloy fan Hamlin is.

    But, you would have to admit the marathon of ads who’s only message is ‘republicans and foley are rich and evil’ seems to be working on the feeble minded electorate.

  3. Joe

    Democrat voters and their support of illegal unsupervised non-screened illegal immigration have made Connecticut a more dangerous place to live than other states.

  4. piberman

    Curious that no one even doubts whether Democrats will maintain their super-majority in Hartford. The party machines in the major CT welfare cities are unbeatable. So an even poll for Governor suggests at least some voters are thinking about stuff. That’s encouraging. But its the Legislature, not the Governor that sets the policies for CT. So we know the future. Lucky us.

  5. John Hamlin

    Right on. A serious problem in CT is the lack of a viable minority party.

    You hallucinate and fabricate. And hide behind your anonymous screen name. Nothing closeted about my political leanings. The fact that you can’t figure them out isn’t my fault. You can’t even figure out your own name!!! So much for transparency. Identify yourself if you want a personal discussion.

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