Two Polls Show Different Pictures of Competitive CT-Gov. Race Two Polls Show Different Pictures of Competitive CT-Gov. Race – NTK Network

Two Polls Show Different Pictures of Competitive CT-Gov. Race

One poll says Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski are within the margin of error, and another shows Lamont up big.

By NTK Staff | 08.24.2018 @8:30am
Two Polls Show Different Pictures of Competitive CT-Gov. Race

It may come as a surprise to observers outside of New England, but the Connecticut gubernatorial race is one of the most competitive in the country this fall. Though Democrats outpace Republicans in the state, the low approval numbers for two-term Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) give Republicans a shot in the race to replace him.

The first two public polls of the general election were released within hours of each other on Thursday.

The polls show divergent pictures of the race, which will attract millions in political spending and a lot of attention from Washington, D.C.:

The crosstabs of the two polls – measuring who Republicans, Democrats, and independents support, or who men and women support, for example – are similar, meaning the difference in result is likely due to sampling.

One item the polls agreed on: Malloy is tremendously unpopular. Sacred Heart puts Malloy’s approval at 15.9 percent. More than half of Democrats (51.8 percent) disapprove of Malloy’s handling of his job as governor. Quinnipiac, meanwhile, puts Malloy’s approval at 25 percent, with more Democrats disapproving (48 percent) than approving (41 percent) of Malloy’s performance.

This race will be one to watch.

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