Dan Malloy and Tom Foley are even according to the Quinnipiac University Poll which released the results of a survey of likely voters Wednesday morning.
"Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy overcomes a six-point lead by Tom Foley, the Republican challenger, leaving the race a 43 – 43 percent dead heat, with 9 percent for independent candidate Joe Visconti, according to a Quinnipiac University poll," according to a press release.
The poll asked likely voters their opinions of Gov. Dannel Malloy, Tom Foley and Joe Visconti and which candidate they would vote for.
Female voters are more likely to vote for Malloy and male voters are lean toward Foley in the race.
"In today’s three-way matchup, women back Malloy 47 – 36 percent, with 10 percent for Visconti, while men back Foley 50 – 39 percent, with 8 percent for Visconti. Foley leads 82 – 9 percent among Republicans, with 6 percent for Visconti, and 47 – 37 percent among independent voters, with 11 percent for Visconti. Democrats back Malloy 77 – 9 percent, with 9 percent for Visconti."
With out Visconti in the mix, the race would still be tied, 46-46%.
"Good news for Governor Malloy,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Doug Schwartz. "He trailed by six points in our last poll a month ago and now the race is a dead heat."
A Quinnipiac Poll in September showed Tom Foley with a 6 point lead over Dan Malloy.
A Public Policy Polling survey released Monday reported Malloy with an 8 point lead over Foley.