A new poll by Vox Populi Polling shows a statistical dead heat between Governor Dan Malloy and Republican endorsed Tom Foley who faces an August 12 primary from State Senator John McKinney. Malloy and Foley squared off in a tight election in 2010.
From the pollster:
In a recent survey in Connecticut, Vox Populi Polling found that Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley is in striking distance of Democrat incumbent Dannel Malloy. The survey also indicates that Education and Democracy Party candidate Jonathan Pelto is not doing Malloy any favors. With months to go until the November election, Malloy only leads Foley 35 to 34 percent with Pelto picking up 3 percent and 27 percent of voters undecided. Among independent voters, Foley leads Malloy 36 to 24 percent. Further, the majority of respondents said that they disapprove of Malloy’s performance as Governor.
“Republicans have a potential pick up opportunity in Connecticut,” said Vox Populi Polling pollster Brent Seaborn. “With the majority of voters disapproving of Dannel Malloy’s performance as Governor and a third party candidate in the race, this seat is prime for Tom Foley’s taking.”
See survey here.