NEW Q-POLL: LAMONT LEAD OVER MALLOY DOWN TO SINGLE DIGITS; DEMOCRATS TOP REPUBLICANS IN GOV RACE, FOLEY HAS ALMOST 4-1 LEAD IN REPUBLICAN PRIMARY

With less than four weeks to go before the political party primaries, the race for governor is going down to the wire on the Democrats side and is opening up for the Republicans according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released today. The survey also says either contending Democrat would beat any contending Republican as things stand now.

The poll shows businessman Ned Lamont leads former Stamford Mayor Malloy 46 – 37 percent, with 16 percent undecided. Lamont’s lead is slipping away. H led by 17-points in the last poll. “The race is closer on the Democratic side, where Malloy is within single digits. This race could go down to the wire,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

Among likely Republican primary voters, former ambassador Tom Foley leads with 48 percent, followed by Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele with 13 percent and businessman Oz Griebel with 7 percent, the poll finds. Another 32 percent are undecided.

Democrats lead in any possible general election matchups among registered voters:
• Lamont over Foley 45 – 33 percent
• Lamont over Fedele 49 – 27 percent
• Lamont over Griebel 49 – 25 percent
• Malloy over Foley 44 – 33 percent
• Malloy over Fedele 49 – 26 percent
• Malloy over Griebel 51 – 25 percent