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October 29, 2014

Poll Finds Race For Governor Is Still A Dead Heat

by Christine Stuart | October 29, 2014 6:43am

CTNJ file photos (Updated 1:50 p.m.) The race for governor in Connecticut is still dead heat with Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent of the vote. Third-party challenger Joe Visconti received 7 percent, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll.

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October 22, 2014

Latest Poll Shows Tight Governor’s Race

by Christine Stuart | October 22, 2014 6:27am

CTNJ file photos (Updated 12:21 p.m.) It’s been two weeks since Quinnipiac University polled the three-way governor’s race and there hasn’t been much movement in the tight 2010 rematch between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley.

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October 9, 2014

Foley Says He Was Never Up 6 Points

by Christine Stuart | October 9, 2014 3:38pm

CTNJ file photo Republican Tom Foley told a radio talk show host Wednesday afternoon that he was never ahead of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a Quinnipiac University poll last month.

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October 6, 2014

Political Scientists Agree the Governor’s Race Is A ‘Toss Up’

by Christine Stuart | October 6, 2014 6:37pm

Christine Stuart photo NEW HAVEN — This year there’s no U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, but the gubernatorial contest is keeping political scientists from several universities busy.

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Latest Poll Has Malloy In The Lead

by Christine Stuart | October 6, 2014 3:08pm

A Democratic leaning polling company’s first Connecticut poll of the 2014 season has Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with an 8 point lead over Republican challenger Tom Foley with independent Joe Visconti receiving 9 percent of the vote.

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October 3, 2014

OP-ED | ‘Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics’

by Sarah Darer Littman | October 3, 2014 10:00am

I had a very different column planned. In the last week, two polls were released on education, one by Benenson Strategy Group for the charter advocacy group ConnCAN, and another by Hartstad Strategic Research on behalf of a new 527 advocacy group, Democrats for Public Education. I’d planned to compare them because they told such different stories.

ConnCAN’s headline was that “Connecticut voters believe there are urgent problems in the public schools,” and further, claimed “Voters see the status quo as a problem and are looking for the pace of reform to quicken,” and “Connecticut voters are broadly supportive of the elements of reform.”

Meanwhile, the Democrats for Public Education declared: “Those Slamming Public Ed Out-of-Step With Parents & Voters,” and “overall 82 percent of those voters able to rate their local teachers believe them to be excellent, very good, or good.”

“I’ve seen an awful lot of polling through the years, and any politician or elected official would love to have the favorability ratings enjoyed by local public schools and teachers in this survey,” said DPE President Steve Rosenthal. “The facts are on our side, and we are beyond pleased with these findings.”

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September 11, 2014

Internet Poll Shows Connecticut Governor’s Race Is A Dead Heat

by Staff Report | September 11, 2014 3:36pm

An Internet poll of 1,808 likely voters shows Connecticut’s gubernatorial race in a dead heat.

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September 10, 2014

OP-ED | Voter Frustration Drags Malloy Down in Latest Poll

by Susan Bigelow | September 10, 2014 12:03pm

The good news in a Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy? It’s still September, meaning there’s time to turn things around. The bad news? Everything else.

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Poll: Republican Challenger Leads In Governor’s Race Rematch

by Christine Stuart | September 10, 2014 6:32am

CTNJ file photo (Updated 11:48 a.m.) If the election was held today Republican Tom Foley would beat Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by six points, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll in four months.

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August 21, 2014

Rasmussen: Foley Up 7 Over Malloy

by Staff Report | August 21, 2014 2:49pm

Rasmussen Reports conducted a telephone survey of 750 likely Connecticut voters this week and found that if the election were held today Republican Tom Foley would receive 45 percent of the vote and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would receive 38 percent.

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