Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy is up by 15 percentage points against his Republican opponent Tom Foley in a poll released Monday by Rasmussen Reports.

The poll, the first since Foley and Malloy won their respective party nominations in the Aug. 10 primary, shows Malloy leading Foley by 48 percent to 33 percent. Six percent said they prefer another candidate, and 13 percent were undecided.

The previous Rasmussen poll, from early June, showed Malloy up 44 percent to 35 percent

Malloy’s support among Democrats (79%) is similar to Foley’s support among Republicans (77%) but unaffiliated voters prefer Malloy by a Foley 36 percent to 27 percent margin. Another 21 percent of unaffiliated voters say they are undecided.

The automated telephone survey of 500 likely voters was taken Aug. 11. The margin of error for the entire sample is +/- 4.5 percentage points.

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