HAMDEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows the race for governor in Connecticut remains deadlocked.

The poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Dannel Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent each of likely voters surveyed. That has changed little from a poll released Oct. 22.

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Conservative petitioning candidate Joe Visconti was favored by 7 percent. Six percent were undecided.

The undecided voters will be key in deciding the race, said Douglas Schwartz, director of the Quinnipiac poll. Six percent of Democrats and 3 percent of Republicans said they have not yet chosen a candidate.

“This perhaps could be an advantage for Malloy,” Schwartz told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau. “If those undecided Democrats come home, that gives him a little bit more of an edge. But we’ll have to see.”

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The poll conducted between Oct. 22 and 27 found that if Visconti were not in the race, Foley would lead by a statistically insignificant 46 percent to 45 percent.

Schwartz cited a wide gender gap. Malloy leads Foley by 17 points among women, and Foley is ahead by 17 points among men.

The survey of 838 likely voters has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

A CBS/New York Times Internet poll released Monday also had the race tied — 40 percent for Malloy, 40 percent for Foley and 3 percent for Visconti.

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