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Connecticut Governor: Malloy (D) Still Holds Slight Advantage over Foley (R)

Thursday, October 07, 2010

The race to be Connecticut’s next governor is a little closer this month.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Democrat Dan Malloy earning 49% support, while his Republican challenger, Thomas Foley, picks up 44% of the vote.  One percent (1%) favors another candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This race remains Leans Dem in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard

Two weeks ago, Malloy held a 10-point lead over Foley, 50% to 40%. In surveys dating back to May, Malloy has consistently run ahead of Foley.  In those surveys, Malloy has earned anywhere from 38% to 50% of the vote, while support for Foley has ranged from 33% to 40%. 

Foley, a businessman and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, is favored by 82% of Republicans in the state, while Malloy, the former mayor of Stamford, earns support from 79% of Democrats.  The GOP candidate has a slight edge among voters not affiliated with either party.

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The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Connecticut was conducted on October 5, 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. 

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