Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy got lift Wednesday as two new polls showed him leading Republican Tom Foley by 8 and 10 percentage points, respectively.
These new results come after two previous polls said the race was essentially a dead heat, with Malloy’s small lead falling close to the margin of error.
The new polls come a day after a survey by the Merriman River Group, commissioned by CT Capitol Report, found race was too close to call, with Malloy’s 2.6 percentage point lead over Foley just a fraction above the poll’s 2.5 percent margin of error.
All three surveys were conducted about the same time–PPP from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, Merriman on Oct. 3, and CNN/Time from Oct. 1 to Oct. 5. All three questioned likely voters on both the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.
The surveys all gave Democrat Richard Blumenthal a comfortable lead over Republican Linda McMahon in their Senate race: 8 points according to Merriman, 12 points from PPP and 13 points from CNN/Time.
The number of likely voters surveyed and margins of error were PPP: 810, +/- 3.4 percentage points; CNN/Time: 773, +/- 3.5 percentage points; and Merriman: 1,583, +/- 2.5 percentage points.