Rasmussen Poll: Malloy Trails Foley In Gubernatorial Rematch

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In the first major poll since the Republican primary last week, GOP challenger Tom Foley is leading incumbent Democrat Dannel Malloy as they head into a gubernatorial rematch this November.  

Malloy trails Foley by seven percentage points in a poll from Rasmussen Reports.

In the new statewide telephone survey of likely Connecticut voters, Foley got 45 percent of the vote vs. Malloy’s 38 percent. A total of 7 percent prefer another candidate, and 10 percent are undecided.

Foley, who received the endorsement of the state Republican Party, topped Senate Minority Leader John McKinney in the GOP primary on Aug. 12. This was the first poll taken since Foley's victory set up his rematch against Malloy. 

Foley lost in the 2010 race by fewer than 6,500 votes. 

Foley, who lives in Greenwich, is the former ambassador to Ireland and a businessman. Malloy is a former mayor of Stamford now in his first term as governor. 

The survey of 750 likely voters in Connecticut was conducted on Aug. 18 to 19 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is percentage points. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research.

In a Quinnipiac Poll conducted in March, Foley and Malloy were tied at 42 percent of the vote each. Qunnipiac has not conducted a poll in the Connecticut gubernatorial race since that one. 

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Many polls show a win for Malloy. Including the Rothenberg Political Report. It shows Malloy up in the polls by double digits. A clear sign of a win for him. Even the right wing kook pollsters show Malloy ahead of Foley by single digits. So with most polls double digits for Malloy there is a good chance if the election is honest this time Malloy will be Governor again. And God knows we need Malloy to finish repairing the damage done by the convicted felon Republican Rowland and the Republican grandma Rell.

Many polls show a win for Foley. Including the Rothenberg Political Report. It shows Foley up in the polls by double digits. A clear sign of a win for him. Even the liberal pollsters show Foley ahead of Malloy by single digits. So with most polls double digits for Foley there is a good chance if the election is honest this time Foley will be Governor. And God knows we need a change from this present Governor that does not have a clue. And by chance the people wake up and vote out the other Democrats in this state CT just might recover from all the repressive decisions and liberal laws passed by Malloy and his oppressive regime.

So many black men to service, so little time.

I just messed my pink lace panties

Obama isn't qualified to be a school bus driver,let alone president.Why haven't we been allowed to see this idiot's college grades,eh? Worst president in history,an absolute disgrace.The founding fathers must be rolling in their graves,knowing this half breed P.O.S.is ruining the country.

Then you should be out in Ferguson.You could be doing that. buffoon Sharpton in the arse.

Rasmussen's are the most inaccurate polls in the nation and have traditionally shown a Republican bias. They have missed 2012 results in many cases by over 10 percent for senatorial and gubernatorial outcomes. It will be interesting to see what real polls show...

miscer
You are 100 percent correct..Rasmussen is a right wing kook organization

miser,whats going to be funny is watching all you left wing tools crying and moaning when this empty suit,union butt boy loses to Foley,unless you manage to steal this election too,like you did last time.The kiss of death for this clown may have been the meeting with an even bigger clown,Biden.This is the best we can do? The world burns,and that incompetent joke of a "president" plays golf on the Vinyard,with Ethel Kennedy servicing him between holes.What an abject disgrace..

Republicans are filthy scum. I am a full black queen.

Rick Perry Mug shot
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Rick-Perry-s-mugshot-goes-viral-5700637.php

John Rowland Mug Shot

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140410/ex-connecticut-gov-john-rowland-indicted-on-7-charges-alleging-campaign-finance-violations

Police Reports Contradict Foley's Account Of an Incident That Led To his Arrest
http://articles.courant.com/2013-10-15/news/hc-foley-1016-20131031_1_tom-foley-the-courant-car

BC i am in the heavy equipment business over the road trucks and such. Do you know that it costs 3000 dollars to get a CDL and the state pays for it if you are an illegal or classified a minority. This is something rather new i am guessing because many of our apprentices tell me they do not qualify for the program. This is absolutely insane as we all pay for this in our taxes. My taxes on my business is outrageous and we are most likely going to move our business down south shortly. The cost of business in CT is outrageous and now this another thing i have to pay for because of the coddling of the left twords illegals. Sad but true.

Rick Perry Mug shot
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Rick-Perry-s-mugshot-goes-viral-5700637.php

John Rowland Mug Shot

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140410/ex-connecticut-gov-john-rowland-indicted-on-7-charges-alleging-campaign-finance-violations

Police Reports Contradict Foley's Account Of an Incident That Led To his Arrest
http://articles.courant.com/2013-10-15/news/hc-foley-1016-20131031_1_tom-foley-the-courant-car

I just found me a big black one.

Yea,another skid mark in my undies I am going to eat that one too. I cant even imagine who I must be. I am a freak pervert,for sure. I am a right wing kook.

Yea,another skid mark in your undies.You going to eat that one too? I cant even imagine who you must be.Some freak pervert,for sure. No doubt a liberal..

First we get rid of "Dannel",then we get rid of about 10% of the underworked,overpaid,ingrates that make up the state "workforce".Dozens of needless agencies,idiotic .depts. of ".diversity",and all the other left wing,make work nonsense.

Rick Perry Mug shot
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Rick-Perry-s-mugshot-goes-viral-5700637.php

John Rowland Mug Shot

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140410/ex-connecticut-gov-john-rowland-indicted-on-7-charges-alleging-campaign-finance-violations

Thank You Governor Malloy for repairing the disaster created by the past Republican Governor as in the convicted felon Republican Rowland and the Republican Grandma Rell

Hopefully Malloy will be gone and this state can recover from years of democrats that destroyed it. Now only if the rest of the rinos and democrats can be replaced.

Rick Perry Mug shot
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/texas/article/Rick-Perry-s-mugshot-goes-viral-5700637.php

John Rowland Mug Shot

http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20140410/ex-connecticut-gov-john-rowland-indicted-on-7-charges-alleging-campaign-finance-violations