Here’s the latest news out of Connecticut courtesy of Quinnipiac University’s latest poll:
Democrat Ned Lamont is on the plus side of a too-close-to-call Connecticut governor's race, with 47 percent of likely voters to Republican Bob Stefanowski's 43 percent and 7 percent for independent candidate Oz Griebel, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.
This compares to a 47 – 39 percent Lamont lead over Stefanowski among likely voters, with 11 percent for Griebel, in an October 10 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University Poll.
Today, women back Lamont over Stefanowski 55 – 34 percent, with 7 percent for Griebel. Men back Stefanowski over Lamont 51 – 38 percent, with 7 percent for Griebel.
Lamont tops Stefanowski 90 – 4 percent among Democrats, with 5 percent for Griebel. Stefanowski leads Lamont 93 – 5 percent among Republicans, with 2 percent for Griebel. Independent voters go 43 percent for Stefanowski, 38 percent for Lamont and 13 percent for Griebel.
Only 4 percent of Connecticut likely voters remain undecided, but 13 percent of those who name a candidate for governor say they might change their mind in the next week.
“This race is looking a lot like the last two elections for governor in Connecticut – a real nail-biter,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.
“The race is close among independent voters. For Bob Stefanowski to pull ahead, the Republican must do better among this key swing group in blue Connecticut.
“Independent candidate Oz Griebel is no longer in double digits. Will he end up fading by Election Day, as often happens to third party candidates? If so, that could end up benefitting Democrat Ned Lamont, who is the second choice of Griebel voters.”
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D. CT) crushes Matthew Corey (R. CT) 56-41 in the same poll. While the race has tightened, this one is still ours to win. We have to make sure the base comes out to the polls for Lamont. Click below to get involved with Lamont and his fellow Connecticut Democrats campaigns: