In the first public poll of the Connecticut governor’s race since the GOP primary, Republican Tom Foley led Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, 45 percent to 38 percent, according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Thursday.
The telephone survey of 750 likely voters was conducted Aug. 18 and 19. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points. A poll by Vox on July 31 had Malloy up by one, while a YouGov internet survey three days earlier had Foley with a 9-point lead.
In the Rasmussen Report, seven percent preferred another candidate and 10 percent were undecided. The only other candidate now on ballot is Joe Visconti, a Republican petitioning candidate. An application by Jonathan Pelto, a Democratic petitioning candidate, is pending. Qualifying requires the signature of 7,500 registered voters.
Pulse Opinion Research conducts the poll for Rasmussen, which releases only summaries of its research to non-subscribers.