A new poll gives Richard Blumenthal an 18-point lead in the U.S. Senate race and Dan Malloy an 11-point edge in the governor’s contest. In fact, it shows every Democratic statewide candidate with a lead:

“For secretary of state, Democrat Denise Merrill (32 percent) leads Republican Jerry Farrell (22 percent), Republican Jeff Wright (20 percent) trails Democrat Denise Nappier (43 percent) for treasurer, and Republican Jack Orchulli (16 percent) trails Democrat Kevin Lembo (33 percent) in the race for comptroller. Finally, in the attorney general race, Democrat George Jepsen (40 percent) leads Republican Martha Dean (28 percent). All of the above statewide offices carry high undecided counts signaling fluidity in all races.”

The poll by Suffolk University is based on a telephone survey of 500 voters Oct. 19 and 20. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

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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