HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Quinnipiac University poll shows Connecticut’s race for governor is a dead heat.

The survey of 1,085 likely voters, released Wednesday, indicates Republican businessman Tom Foley no longer holds a lead over Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy.

When asked whom they’d support if the election were today, 43 percent said Malloy, and 43 percent said Foley. A Sept. 10 Quinnipiac Poll gave Foley a six-percentage point lead over Malloy.

Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said Malloy has cut into Foley’s lead among men while improving his own lead among women.

“The poll is good news for Dan Malloy,” Schwartz said.

Schwartz said the survey found voters are not overly fond of any of the candidates, but that Malloy has been effective in raising Foley’s negatives.

“As Tom Foley has gotten a little better known, he’s a little less liked by voters,” Schwartz told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

The poll showed petitioning candidate Joe Visconti with 9 percent of the support. Schwartz said that even when Visconti is taken out of the equation, Foley and Malloy remain in a dead heat.

Five percent of likely voters remain undecided, according to the poll, which has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. The election will be held Nov. 4.

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