A new Sacred Heart University Institute for Public Policy poll suggests that while the Democrat and Republican candidates for governor are neck and neck, Republican Bob Stefanowski currently has a slight edge over Democrat Ned Lamont in the race.
The poll shows that while the candidates are statistically tied, Stefanowski with a 2.4 percentage point lead over Lamont.
Conducted from Oct. 29 through Oct. 31, the poll data shows that 40 percent of likely voters indicated they would support Stefanowski, with 37.6 percent of likely voters preferring Lamont and 9 percent supporting unaffiliated candidate Oz Griebel.
The poll also found that 38.4 percent of Connecticut voters had a “favorable” view of Lamont, compared to 41.6 percent with a “favorable” view of Stefanowski.
Stefanowski has stronger in-party support, with 83.9 percent of Republicans supporting his run, while Lamont only saw support from 68.3 percent of Democrats, based on the poll.
Participants listed their top concerns in the governor’s race as Connecticut’s high tax burden, the state budget crisis, and low economic growth in the state.
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