HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Connecticut’s race for governor remains tight and many voters appear to dislike both major party candidates, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll.

The survey released Wednesday shows Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy with 43 percent of the support of likely voters. Republican Tom Foley has 42 percent, while conservative petitioning candidate Joe Visconti has 9 percent.

An Oct. 8 poll showed Malloy with 43 percent, Foley with 43 percent and Visconti with 9 percent.

“The race for Connecticut governor looks very much like it will go down to the wire — again,” Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said.

Schwartz said Foley’s favorability rating “continues to tumble.” For the first time, more voters have a negative view of him than a positive one. Malloy’s favorability rating is slightly worse, however.

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Schwartz said the election will likely be decided by independent voters.

“And then we found two weeks ago that gap had narrowed, and now Foley only has a statistically insignificant two-point lead among independents,” Schwartz told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “That’s where Malloy has really made his gain.”

Obama has rescheduled his political visit for Malloy and the democrats for Nov. 2 in Bridgeport, two days before the election. The president canceled his visit to Connecticut and New Jersey last week to hold an Ebola meeting with his advisers.’

A presidential visit on the weekend before the election is often cited in Malloy’s narrow victory over Foley four years ago, WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported.

The telephone survey of 1,010 likely voters has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. To see the full poll, click here.

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