Rasmussen Poll: Foley Leads By 7

From Rasmussen Reports. Statistical guru Nate Silver claims bias in Rasmussen polls.

Incumbent Democrat Dan Malloy is trailing Republican challenger Thomas Foley by seven points in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at their gubernatorial rematch.

Foley picks up 45% of the vote to Malloy’s 38% in a new statewide telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Connecticut was conducted on August 18-19, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.



  1. While this is going to be a tight race, any poll done now is just silly. Foley has been nowhere and said nothing. He has no plans, no programs, no nothing that we know of yet. His only foray into the field was meant to create a bond with employees of a closing plant. Really??? He’s either truly tone-deaf, dumb or in denial. Clearly whoever made that decision isn’t real bright. Let’s see what the next big decision is–if it’s not better than revisiting fond memories, the polls will change real quick.

    1. Did I miss something, charlie?
      Did Foley come out in support of recognition?
      Did Foley come out in support of expansion of legalized gambling?
      Did Foley come out with his urban agenda?
      Did Foley come out of his cave?

  2. Bob, here are some concerns I have as a lifelong Democrat even though I have made up my mind on which way I’ll vote.
    Connecticut ranks #50–the worst–in annual economic growth. According to the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis, Government spending is out of control. Two years ago, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed a $1.8 billion tax hike, the biggest in the state’s history, that supposedly would generate enough. But it wasn’t enough for the next budget, enacted this year. It was balanced mainly with gimmicks like shifting some $6 billion of Medicaid spending off-budget. State Budget Solutions, a think tank monitoring state finances, reported among the 50 states Connecticut has run up the fourth largest pile of debt per capita–$27,540. Barron’s considered Connecticut to be in the worst financial shape, with debt and pension liabilities a higher percentage of GDP (17.1) than any other state. Connecticut has one of the worst business climates in the country. Factors affecting a state’s business climate include the individual income tax, corporate income tax, sales tax, property tax, unemployment insurance tax and security of private property.

    Bob, the party of my grandparents and my parents no longer seems to have my best interest or the best interest of my children in mind.


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