NEW QUINNIPIAC POLL COMING BEFORE NEXT DEBATES

A new Quinnipiac poll on the race for the Democratic and Republican nominations for governor is being conducted now and is expected to be released at the beginning of the next week—just prior to the next debates, The Hanging Shad has learned.

The much-talked-about debates, sponsored by WFSB-TV (Channel 3) , WNPR radio and CPTV are scheduled for Tuesday (Democrats Ned Lamont and Dan Malloy) and Wednesday (Republicans Tom Foley, Mike Fedele and Oz Griebel). The moderators will the highly respected journalists Dennis House and John Dankosky.

Lamont just yesterday agreed to participate after refusing the invitation. He changed his mind after facing the prospect of a free hour of TV and radio for Malloy and after Malloy stepped up criticism of Lamont’s record as a businessman—the main thrust of Lamont’s campaign.