Connecticut likely voters say Tom Foley, the Republican challenger in the governor’s race, would do a better job than Gov. Dannel Malloy, the Democrat, handling two top issues, the economy/jobs and government spending, as they give Foley a 46%-40% lead eight weeks before Election Day, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday morning, Sept. 10.
In a poll released by Quinnipiac nearly four years ago — when the same two men were running to replace Gov. M. Jodi Rell — Malloy led Foley 50%-41% with 8% undecided. Malloy ended up winning the race by half a percentage point.