Quinnipiac Poll: Lamont ahead of Stefanowski in gubernatorial race

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The latest Quinnipiac Poll has Democrat Ned Lamont ahead of Republican Bob Stefanowski by eight points.

According to the poll, Lamont scored 22 points higher among women.

"This is definitely a big gender gap," says Douglas Schwartz, Quinnipiac Poll director.

Those who conduct the polls say this is hardly a slam dunk. They say both candidates are deeply unpopular.

Political analyst Gayle Alberda says what it comes down to is that the public doesn't like either candidate. Alberda, who is a former Republican operative, says Stefanowski can easily catch up especially since Connecticut residents say the economy is their top issue.

The poll also found that a fifth of voters said they could change their minds.

"As we near Election Day, we expect a significant number of voters to switch their support to Stefanowksi as they begin to take a closer look at Ned Lamont's plans to increase the burden on the middle class," says Kendall Marr, a spokesperson for the Stefanowski campaign.

Independent candidate Oz Griebel jumped 11 percent in the polls.

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