Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Down to the wire, it’s Democrat Dan Malloy with just a three-point edge over Republican Thomas Foley in Connecticut’s gubernatorial race. It's the closest the contest has been this year.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Malloy earning 49% of the vote, while Foley’s support stands at 46%, his best showing yet. Two percent (2%) prefer some candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The race has tightened since late last month when Malloy held a 10-point lead. Prior to the latest numbers, Malloy has consistently been the front-runner in surveys dating back to May, with support ranging from 38% to 50%. Foley, in those same surveys, has earned 33% to 45% of the vote.
The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Connecticut was conducted on October 24, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
Democrat Richard Blumenthal has now opened a double-digit lead over his Republican opponent Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.
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