HAMDEN - A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows the race for the Democratic party nod for governor is a virtual tie.

The poll finds Ned Lamont with a slight lead over Dan Malloy that is less than the margin of error for the poll.

On the Republican side, Tom Foley leads Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele by just 8 percent. The gap was 15 percent in a poll done last week.