Today’s Q Poll shows primary races for governor tightening, just five days from casting ballots. Bridgeport has lots of skin in the battle for the respective gubernatorial nominations.
Mayor Bill Finch and Democratic Town Chair Mario Testa are supporting Ned Lamont for governor. Former Town Chair John Stafstrom and State Rep. Chris Caruso are among city pols supporting Malloy who’ll be in Bridgeport tonight for a campaign rally at the Roma Club.
Looks like the Democratic battle will end up close in both the city and statewide results which should juice party workers appetite to pull a vote. Who’s your horse?
From the Q Poll:
Less than one week before the Connecticut primary, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy trails businessman Ned Lamont 45 – 40 percent in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of Democratic likely primary voters released today.
This compares to a 46 – 37 percent Lamont lead in a July 15 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In today’s survey, 14 percent are undecided and 43 percent of those who choose a candidate say they might change their mind before the August 10 primary.
Among Republican likely primary voters, Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele trails former ambassador Tom Foley 41 – 26 percent, surging from a 48 – 13 percent deficit July 15. Oz Griebel has 13 percent. In this fluid race, 21 percent remain undecided and 62 percent of those who choose a candidate say they might change their mind in the next six days.
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