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Entries Tagged as 'Merriman River Group'

Final Finch V. Foster OIB Poll Reflects Voter Sentiment

September 30th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

A poll conducted by the Merriman River Group on behalf of OIB four weeks before the primary showed Mayor Bill Finch with a six-point lead over opponent Mary-Jane Foster, 40-34 with more than 20 percent undecided. On Tuesday Finch won the primary machine total within the poll’s margin of error.

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OIB Poll: Finch 40, Foster 34–Dem Voters Blame Ayala For Blocking Foster From Ballot

August 26th, 2011 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Just days from a Superior Court hearing that will decide whether city Democrats will vote in a mayoral primary, an OIB poll conducted by the Merriman River Group www.merrimanriver.com shows a close race between Mayor Bill Finch and challenger Mary-Jane Foster. Finch leads Foster 40 percent to 34 percent with 20 percent not sure and six percent […]

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OIB Poll: Ganim Leads And He’s Not In The Race–Will He Get In? What Does This Say About Voter Mood?

July 12th, 2011 · 80 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Former Mayor Joe Ganim’s not even officially in the race for his old job. He hasn’t served in office in more than eight years. He spent six years in the joint following his conviction on corruption charges. And yet he leads slightly in both a head-to-head matchup against Mayor Bill Finch and increases that lead in […]

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OIB Poll: Mary-Jane Foster Gains Ground On Finch

July 11th, 2011 · 51 Comments · City Politics, Education

Two months from a Democratic mayoral primary, challenger Mary-Jane Foster has pulled to within seven points of Mayor Bill Finch in the latest public opinion poll of likely voters conducted by OIB.

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If Ganim Runs, The Dynamic Changes–If Not, Advantage Finch

May 4th, 2011 · 43 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

OIB reported on Tuesday the results of a public opinion poll conducted May 1 and May 2 by Merriman River Group www.merrimanriver.com that shows Mayor Bill Finch leading former Mayor Joe Ganim 42 percent to 37 percent in a head-to-head matchup of more than 500 likely Democratic voters. That same poll showed Finch leading Mary-Jane […]

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OIB Poll: Finch, Ganim Run Close; Foster Picks Up Ground

May 3rd, 2011 · 27 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch has a five-point lead over former Mayor Joe Ganim while Mary-Jane Foster has picked up ground on Finch in an OIB poll conducted by the Merriman River Group this week. Finch has large leads over two other Democratic opponents. Merriman River www.merrimanriver.com screened more than 500 registered Democrats Sunday May 1 and Monday May 2 who said they […]

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Himes-Debicella Still Tight

October 29th, 2010 · 4 Comments · State Politics

From www.ctcapitolreport.com: HARTFORD, CT (October 29, 2010) – Democratic U.S. Representatives Jim Himes and Chris Murphy trail their Republican opponents, Dan Debicella and Sam Caligiuri, according to a poll released today by CT Capitol Report. In the survey, Representative Himes has 46.1 percent to Debicella’s 48.0 percent and Representative Murphy has 45.5 percent to Caligiuri’s […]

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Holy Moly, Malloy And Foley In Flat Tie, Time To Suck Up!

October 27th, 2010 · 25 Comments · State Politics

Could this be the closest gubernatorial election in decades? OIB pollster Merriman River, commissioned by

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