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Connecticut Governor: Malloy and Foley Go Head to Head in a Tight Race

Rasmussen Reports, 10/29 – 10/30

Connecticut Governor

  • Dan Malloy – Democrat – 48%
  • Tom Foley – Republican – 47%
  • Other – 2%
  • Undecided – 4%

Rasmussen Reports has released a political poll that analyzed the tight race for the Connecticut Governor. The poll asked 977 likely voters who they would vote for if an election were to occur today. The Republican Tom Foley dropped significantly from his previous numbers, while Dan Malloy made a significant gain. 48 percent of voters chose Malloy, while only 47 percent chose Foley.

In a mid-Oct. poll, 46 percent chose Foley and 42 percent Malloy. There was a noticeable change in position for Foley.

The results for this poll may have been slightly biased due to the party split. 41 percent of voters identified as Democrat, 28 percent as Republican, and 31 percent as a different party.

Both Foley and Malloy achieved a favorability rating of 47 percent. In addition, 30 percent see Foley as an unfavorable candidate and 35 said the same about Malloy.

The majority of voters, 53 percent, believe that Connecticut is worse off than it was four years ago. If either candidate wants to secure a win, they need to convince voters that they can offer meaningful change.

Voter opinion for the major issues was as follows: On government spending, 46 percent chose Foley to Malloy’s 42 percent, for taxes, 47 percent chose Foley to Malloy’s 40 percent, on social issues, 49 percent chose Malloy to Foley’s 38 percent, and for ethics and corruption, 44 percent chose Malloy to Foley’s 38 percent.

Photo credit: Hartford Courant.