Rasmussen Reports conducted a telephone survey of 750 likely Connecticut voters this week and found that if the election were held today Republican Tom Foley would receive 45 percent of the vote and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy would receive 38 percent.

Only seven percent of those surveyed would prefer to vote for another candidate and 10 percent were undecided — but the poll questions never mentioned any of the third-party candidates.

Republican Joe Visconti successfully petitioned his way onto the ballot this week and the Secretary of the State’s office is still tallying the petitions submitted by Jonathan Pelto.

The poll has a 4 percent margin of error.