SHU/Hearst Poll Shows Tight Race For Governor

From Ken Dixon, CT Post:

Democrat Ned Lamont’s lead over Republican Bob Stefanowski has shrunk during the last month from 6.2 percent to 3.4 percent, putting the governor’s race into a statistical tie, according to the new Sacred Heart University/Hearst Connecticut Media Group poll released Tuesday.

The race is now within the margin of error of plus-or-minus 4.32 percent. Overall, the survey finds Lamont with 39.5 percent of the vote, Stefanowski with 36.1, and Oz Griebel, the unaffiliated former Hartford business leader, with 8.4 percent, along with 14.8 percent undecided.

“The governor’s race in Connecticut is coming down to the wire and has tightened up since our September poll. The numbers reflect voter discontent with current leadership, our State’s struggling economy and concerns about national issues,” explains Lesley DeNardis, executive director of the Institute for Public Policy and director of Sacred Heart University’s master of public administration program. “Results from our new poll indicate a large number of undecided voters and support largely along party lines.

Full story here.


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