Poll: Republican Tom Foley Up in Connecticut Governor’s Race

by Andrew Johnson

For the second time this month, a poll finds Republican challenger Tom Foley with a sizeable lead over Democratic governor Dannel Malloy in Connecticut’s gubernatorial race this fall.

Foley, who lost by less than one percentage point when the two faced off in 2010, is now up seven points among likely voters, according to Rasmussen Reports. He leads Malloy 45 percent to 38 percent.

The GOP candidate has looked good in polls over the past few months, with all but one giving him the lead — and that one had him tied with Malloy. A Gravis Marketing poll from earlier this month mirrors the recent Rasmussen findings: Foley leads 46 percent to 38 percent over Malloy.

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