Thursday’s Quinnipiac University poll shows little movement in the numbers for many of the candidates running for governor and attorney general.
Republican Tom Foley is still the leader in the gubernatorial primary race with 30 percent of the vote. Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton received just 4 percent of the vote. The remaining four candidates received 2 percent or less of the vote and 50 percent are undecided.
“Like Linda McMahon, Tom Foley is the only candidate for governor who is on TV, which helps him break away from the Republican pack,” Doug Schwartz, Quinnipiac University poll director, said in a press release. “Even Foley, however, is largely unknown to Republicans and the big winner is still undecided.”
Greenwich cable executive Ned Lamont is still leading the pack of candidates in the Democratic primary for governor with 28 percent of the vote to former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy’s 18 percent. Simsbury First Selectwoman Mary Glassman received 4 percent and First Selectman Rudy Marconi received two percent of the vote. Forty-four percent of voters are still undecided.
Despite the headlines, Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz remains the frontrunner in the Democratic primary for attorney general with 54 percent, followed by former State Sen. George Jepsen at 10 percent. Rep. Cam Staples of New Haven and Sydney Schulman of Bloomfield received just 2 percent of the vote. Thirty-one percent are undecided. On the Republican side, undecided gets 66 percent of the vote, state Sen. Andrew Roraback leads with 13 percent of the vote, followed by Martha Dean with 9 percent, and John Pavia of Easton with 8 percent.
Tolls, Keno, and Liquor
Connecticut voters are divided about putting tolls back on state highways with 56 opposing and 40 percent supporting the measure.
Support for tolls has increased about 5 points and opposition has diminished by 4 points since the question was last asked in March 2009.
Voters aren’t as divided over the issue of Keno, a lottery-style game. By 70 to 27 percent voters oppose Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s proposal to allow Keno gambling in restaurants, bars, and convenience stores.
And while voters support Sunday alcohol sales in liquor stores by 56 to 39 percent, they oppose by 52 to 45 percent the sale of wine and liquor in grocery stores.