A poll released today shows Republican Tom Foley and Democrat Dan Malloy in a dead heat in the race for governor.

A survey that Merriman River Group conducted for CT Capitol Report has Foley and Malloy tied with 45.1 percent of the vote, with 6.3 percent undecided.

The telephone survey of 1,846 likely voters was conducted Oct. 24 to 26 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.3 percentage points.

“It seems clear we are heading to the tightest two-way gubernatorial finish in recent memory,” said Matthew Fitch, the poll’s executive director.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday had Malloy with a five-point lead. Ramussen Reports had Malloy the same day with a three-point lead.

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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