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Connecticut Governor: Rell by 22, still

Rell (R) 57%, DeStefano (D) 35%

Monday, August 14, 2006

Though political junkies have been preoccupied with the Senate race in Connecticut and the stunning upset victory over Senator Lieberman in the recent Democratic primary, there is also a race for Governor here. In that less-suspenseful contest it looks like the incumbent will enjoy a much easier road to reelection.

Popular Republican Governor Jodi Rell now leads her Democratic opponent, New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, 57% to 35%. Post-convention, the Democrat has gained a bit as undecided voters make up their minds, but it's not helping him close the gap. The Governor has gained a few points too, and her lead now is the same as it was in July.

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