New poll says CT governor race too close to call

<p>A new poll says the Connecticut governor&rsquo;s race is too close to call.</p>

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2018, 4:32 PM

Updated 2,052 days ago

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A new poll says the Connecticut governor's race is too close to call.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday, gubernatorial hopeful Democrat Ned Lamont's lead is down to just four points ahead of his competition.
Lamont has 47 percent of likely voters, compared to Republican Bob Stefanowski's 43 percent and 7 percent for independent candidate Oz Griebel according to the poll.
"Right now, it's a nail-biter," says Quinnipiac Poll Director Douglas Scwartz. "It really could go either way."
Stefanowski is hoping to capitalize off of the new numbers by touring 52 stops between now and Election Day.
"Show them I'm for change. Ned Lamont's for higher taxes and more regulation and we're going to do the reverse," says Stefanowski.
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Connecticut's two senators have expressed their support for Lamont.
Sacred Heart University political analyst Dr. Gary Rose says, in a race this close, both sides have to get every single voter to the polls.
The poll says Stefanowski's sudden gains can be attributed to voters leaving independent Griebel. It also says that Lamont may gain supporters this week.
"They're probably going to break, I think, to maybe Lamont. But then again, I think there are some Griebel voters too that could be breaking towards Stefanowski," says Rose.
On Tuesday night, the three candidates took part in their final debate before Election Day.
Another poll on this race will come out on Thursday.


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