The latest Qu Poll proves the race for governor will be a nail-biter

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The latest Quinnipiac University Poll is out proving once again this year's race for governor is a nail-biter.

The poll shows Governor Malloy with 43 percent of likely voters polled.

Republican Candidate Tom Foley is at 42 percent.

Independent Candidate Joe Visconti continues to pull 9 percent of likely voters.

Quinnipiac Poll Director Douglas Schwartz says the race is essentially a dead heat, but a trend is emerging.

"The movement is consistent, it may not be big but it is consistent, that Malloy's numbers are going up and Foley's numbers are going down," said Schwartz.

Eighty one percent of those polled said their minds are made up, 18 percent may change their minds.

Another trend to note, is a more prevalent gender gap.

Governor Malloy leads Foley by 19 percentage points among women.

On the flip side, Tom Foley leads Malloy by 19 percentage points among men.

"That is an unusually large gender gap,” said Schwartz, "it's a much bigger gap than what we saw in the 2010 election."

Tom Foley and Governor Malloy reacted to the poll Wednesday.

"I've been saying since early September this is a dead heat,” said Foley.

"Polls are polls, they come they go,” said Governor Malloy, “we are waiting for election day."

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