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First poll: Lamont leads Stefanowski in tight race

Democrat Ned Lamont holds a lead over Republican Bob Stefanowski that falls within the margin of error in the first public poll of the Connecticut race for governor, reinforcing an assumption long expressed by analysts: It’s a toss up. The poll of Sacred Heart University/ Hearst Connecticut is the first of two coming out today. Continue Reading →

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To some in Connecticut, Trump can do no wrong

In an angry speech in Phoenix, Ariz., President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his reaction to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and was met with cheers from his followers. Despite overall low job approval numbers, polls show he can count on a significant number of loyal supporters in every state, including Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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Murphy, stumping in Ohio for Clinton, Strickland, presses gun control

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chris Murphy is testing the political effectiveness of his push for stricter gun laws in Ohio, a battleground for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and a state that could help decide control of the Senate. In an odd pairing, Murphy is trying to help elect Ted Strickland, a Democrat who was once one of the fiercest defenders of Second Amendment rights on Capitol Hill. Continue Reading →

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CBS-Times web poll calls CT governor’s race a toss up

A CBS-New York Times poll based on internet surveys by YouGov found Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied at 40 percent in Connecticut’s race for governor, with Joe Visconti at three percent. (Actually, Malloy was up by less than a point, but they rounded.)

The poll is based on online surveys from Oct. 16 to 23 of panelists that have been selected and weighted to be representative of registered voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points. YouGov also had the race a tie in its last survey. Continue Reading →

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A new twist: Foley embraces tie, denies ever holding lead

How’s this for bipartisanship: Republican Tom Foley and Democrats supporting Gov. Dannel P. Malloy agree that Quinnipiac University’s poll declaring the race a tie is accurate — and that last month’s survey giving Foley a six-point lead was faulty. What’s the catch? Read on. Continue Reading →

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Malloy up by 8 points in first PPP survey of 2014

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has an eight-percentage point lead over Republican Tom Foley in a survey by Public Policy Polling, a firm with a reputation for reliability and ties to Democrats. Malloy, the first-term Democrat, led Foley, 43 percent to 35 percent, with petitioning candidate Joe Visconti supported by 9 percent in a poll released Monday afternoon. Continue Reading →

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Quinnipiac Poll: Foley leads Malloy by 6 points in governor’s race

Quinnipiac University’s first survey of the Connecticut governor’s race in four months found Republican Tom Foley leading Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the first-term Democrat, by 6 percentage points among likely voters with two months left in their campaign. In a poll released Wednesday, Foley’s lead was 46 percent to 40 percent, with petitioning candidate Joe Visconti at 7 percent. Continue Reading →

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