Friday, May 7, 2010

Lamont Way Ahead

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds businessman Ned Lamont now earning 42% support against GOP frontrunner Thomas Foley’s 35%. Eleven percent (11%) prefer some other candidate, and 13% are undecided.

Lamont picks up 48% of the vote when matched against Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele. The Republican gets 28% support, with 15% undecided. Nine percent (9%) like another candidate.

Ex-Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, who is battling Lamont for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, posts a modest 38% to 35% lead over Foley. Eleven percent (11%) favor some other candidate, while 16% remain undecided.

Malloy picks up 44% support to Fedele’s 27%, with 10% looking to another candidate. Given that match-up, one-in-five Connecticut voters (20%) are undecided.

The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Connecticut was conducted on May 4, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Both parties are hoping to nominate a candidate at their May 21-22 state conventions, although the races could go to an August primary.

In Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race, Democratic hopeful Richard Blumenthal continues to pull in over 50% of the vote and hold a double-digit lead no matter which Republican he’s matched against.

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