On the streets of New Haven, the newly energized governor’s race entered the tongue-twister phase.

“Bice-uh-WITZ … kee?” asked Dee, a woman walking her dog by the Dwight Co-op Homes.

“Bye … ZEEK?” ventured computer engineer Jervon Drayton as he waited for a bus on Church Street.

“I would assume,” said graduate student Eric Guindon, “it’s bice-YAY-vich?”

Click here to read more of Paul’s report and find out if anyone was able to pronounce Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz’s name correctly. Based on this week’s poll Bysiewicz is currently leading a crowded field of candidates in the 2010 race for governor.