Democrat Dan Malloy’s lead over Republican Tom Foley in the Rasmussen Reports poll has shrunk from 15 percentage points a month ago to seven points in a survey released today.

The new survey prompted Rasmussen to move the Connecticut governor’s race from “Solid Democrat” to “Leans Democrat,” with Malloy leading 46 percent to 39 percent, with 12 percent undecided and three percent supporting others.

The one-day telephone survey of 500 voters was conducted Sept. 9. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.

Malloy and Foley each were supported by about 75 percent of their own party members, and they are splitting the unaffiliated vote, according to Rasmussen.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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