HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A statewide poll shows Republican Tom Foley leading incumbent Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by six percentage points as voters give the challenger high marks on the key issues of jobs, the economy and government spending.
The Quinnipiac University Poll released Wednesday gives the Greenwich businessman 46 percent to Malloy’s 40 percent in the race for governor, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.
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“The big issue in the election is the economy,” said Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “That’s the top issue, voters tell us. And they prefer Foley over Malloy by a significant margin (54 percent to 37 percent) on handling the economy.”
Foley also leads the governor, who’s seeking a second term, in the critical group of independent voters, 48 percent to 35 percent.