Quinnipiac Poll: Connecticut’s Dem Gov Primary A Toss-Up

August 9, 2010 6:21 a.m.

It looks like Connecticut’s Democratic gubernatorial primary will go right down to the wire. A new Quinnipiac survey of the race shows Ned Lamont edging Dan Malloy 45%-42% — a statistical tie, given the poll’s ±4.6-point margin of error. The primary is tomorrow.

While Lamont’s support has hovered around 45% in the past month, Malloy’s has jumped five points since July 13, when a Quinnipiac poll pegged his support at 37%. The TPM Poll Average shows Lamont leading 43.2%-33.0%.Connecticut’s Republican gubernatorial primary, meanwhile, is also tightening. Since last week, Tom Foley’s lead over Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele has dropped from 15 points to 8 points. Foley now leads 38%-30%, while Oz Griebel gets 17%. The TPM Poll Average gives Foley 40.6%, Fedele 18.4%, and Griebel 8.8%. The margin of error for the Republican primary is ±3.8 percentage points.

Check out TPMDC’s full coverage of the races here.

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