Poll: Connecticut governor’s race still deadlocked

In these Aug. 27, 2014 file photos, Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley, left, and incumbent Democrat Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, deliver their closing remarks at the conclusion of a debate in Norwich, Conn. Both men are set to debate again Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, and Thursday night, Oct. 2 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows the race for governor in Connecticut remains deadlocked.

The poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent each of likely voters surveyed. That’s little changed from a poll released Oct. 22.

Conservative petitioning candidate Joe Visconti was favored by 7 percent. Six percent were undecided.

The poll conducted between Oct. 22 and 27 found that if Visconti were not in the race, Foley would lead by a statistically insignificant 46 percent to 45 percent.

Poll director Douglas Schwartz cited a wide gender gap. Malloy leads Foley by 17 points among women and Foley is ahead by 17 points among men.

The survey of 838 likely voters has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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