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Democratic Candidates In Connecticut Continue to Hold the Lead


A Quinnipiac University Poll finds Democratic candidates in Connecticut's Gubernatorial and Senate races have a lead over their Republican opponents.

Democrat Dan Malloy continues to hold a slight lead over Republican businessman Tom Foley in the race for Connecticut governor a week before Election Day.

A new Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters released Tuesday shows the former mayor of Stamford ahead of Foley by 5 percentage points, or 48 to 43 percent. That's compared to an October 15th poll, when Malloy led by 7 percentage points.

The poll shows 7 percent of voters are still undecided about who should replace Republican Governor M. Jodi Rell, who is not seeking re-election. Eleven percent said they could change their minds in the next week. The telephone survey of 702 voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.

Meanwhile, Democrat Richard Blumenthal continues to lead his Republican opponent, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, by double digits in a closely watched Connecticut Senate Race. The state attorney general leads McMahon by 12 percentage points, or 54 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters.

The matchup is virtually unchanged from an October 14th Quinnipiac survey, when Blumenthal held an 11 percentage point lead. Three percent of voters say they're undecided in the race to fill the seat currently held by Democratic Senator Chris Dodd, and 6 percent of voters say they could their mind by Election Day.

The telephone survey of 702 likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points.