Quinnipiac: Republican Tom Foley Down 9 In Connecticut Governor’s Race

Fueled by the Democrats’ big voter registration lead, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy leads former ambassador Tom Foley, the Republican, 50 – 41 percent among likely voters in the Connecticut Governor’s race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

But 8 percent are undecided and 26 percent of those who do name a candidate say they could change their mind by Election Day.  This is the independent Quinnipiac University’s first general election likely voter survey in Connecticut in this election cycle and can not be compared to earlier surveys of registered voters.

In today’s survey, conducted by telephone with live interviewers, Malloy leads 86 – 8 percent among Democrats, while Foley leads 83 – 14 percent among Republicans.  Independent voters split 42 – 42 percent.  Malloy leads 53 – 38 percent among women and 48 – 43 percent among men.

“The races for Governor and U.S. Senate in Connecticut are both in play, with the Democrats holding on to single-digits leads,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

“The big difference between the Governor’s race and the Senate race is that the gubernatorial candidates are much less well-known than the Senate candidates.  Tom Foley and Dan Malloy will have a tough time competing for attention with Linda McMahon and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.”

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One Response to “Quinnipiac: Republican Tom Foley Down 9 In Connecticut Governor’s Race”

  1. Marsha Mellinger

    Tom Foley's concession speech on Nov. 2nd should include an apology that goes sort of like this:

    "I, Tom Foley, apologize to the voters of CT that I really should have disclosed my two arrests and the security clearance problem in advance of running for office, rather than keeping it all hidden until the Hartford Courant investigative reporter un-covered those sins from my past."

    Marsha M.


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