The governor’s race is tightening up as Election Day nears. Democratic candidate for governor Dan Malloy’s lead over Republican Tom Foley has slipped away according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday morning.
The poll shows Malloy trailing Foley 45 to 48 percent among likely voters in the state, which is within the poll’s margin of error. A week ago, a Quinnipiac poll had Malloy leading Foley by five points.
“Independent voters, who have been very volatile in this election season, are shifting back to the Republican candidates in both the Senate and governor’s races,” Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said in a statement.
Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal LAW ’73 still leads Republican former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment Linda McMahon in the U.S. Senate race, but his lead decreased to nine percentage points since last week’s Quinnipiac poll had his lead at 12 points.
“Linda McMahon’s mini surge may be too little, too late,” Schwartz said. Poll Director Douglas Schwartz.
Polls open at 6 a.m.