Good News For Greenwich-Millionaire-Political Novices! Foley and Lamont Out Ahead in Today’s Q Poll. Lamont Wins Hypothetical (?) November Battle for Governor’s Office


 Ned Lamont, the Greenwich telecom millionaire who used his brief experience on the local board of finance and board of selectman – and his cash – to win the 2006 US Senate primary, then went on vacation to Vermont as Joe Lieberman sealed his independent re-election run, is ahead in the race for governor, but half of Connecticut voters are undecided, according to today’s Quinnipiac University poll released today.

 Lamont’s at 27 percent, followed by Dan Malloy, the former Stamford mayor Dan Malloy, with 11 percent.  About 44 percent are undecided, though. Among Republicans, with 59-percent undecided, 17 percent favor Tom Foley, the former Irish ambassador and big-bucks fundraiser for  the Bush administration. Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele has 8 percent.

Here are the projected general-election breakdowns:

  • Lamont beats Foley 38 – 36 percent;
  • Lamont beats Fedele 41 – 32 percent;
  • Malloy defeats Foley 37 – 33 percent;
  • Malloy defeats Fedele 37 – 31 percent.

 “The big winner in the primaries for Governor is ‘Undecided,’” said Doug Schwartz, the Q Poll director. “With most of the candidates largely unknown, voters aren’t expressing a preference in the gubernatorial primaries yet.”