NYT/CBS poll: Foley 42, Malloy 33


Republican Tom Foley might want to hold off on canceling his subscription to the Gray Lady — if he hasn’t done so already.

A new online poll conducted by the nonpartisan research firm YouGov in partnership with the New York Times and CBS News shows Foley leading Democratic incumbent Dannel P. Malloy 42 percent to 33 percent.

Another 8 percent of respondents were leaning toward Malloy, compared to 6 percent for Foley in a hypothetical rematch of their razor thin 2010 contest.

In contrast to the much more widely cited Quinnipiac University poll, which has shown Malloy and Foley tied and relies on telephone surveys, YouGov is Internet based and does not use probability sampling.

Looking at the crosstabs of the latest poll, Malloy leads Foley 42 percent to 29 percent among women voters, with another 11 percent leaning toward the governor to just 6 percent lean for Foley.

Among men, Foley leads Malloy 51 to 26 percent, with 6 percent leaning towards each of the candidates.

One of the big takeaways from the poll is Foley’s lead among independents, 50 percent to 15 percent over Malloy, with 10 percent leaning toward the Republican and 7 percent leaning toward the Democratic incumbent.

Unaffiliated voters represent the largest bloc of the electorate in Connecticut.

Categories: General
Neil Vigdor

10 Responses

  1. WF says:


    Don’t give misleading facts, dead dems don’t vote, they vote twice!!!

  2. juju says:

    Polls are meaningless. Wait until all the dead Democrats show up to vote.

  3. Kendall says:

    Malloy has been a disasterf of deficit spending, labor union toadyism, welfare state and crony capitalism expansion. He cannot be trusted with the state’s coffers. On top of that, he’s a global warming religionist and wasted thousands on a climate change center at Avery Point. And why? Because globally averaged temperatures rose a third of degree from 1978 and 1997, and then stopped rising, a reflection of normal climatic cycles. Yet Malloy wqould join the idiots in his party generally, including scientific illiterates Blumenthal and Murphy, is pushing this fraud. We simply cannot afford arrogant idiots like Malloy.

  4. Peter Piper says:

    Connecticut voters are just as stupid as Malloy. Malloy would suspend the bill of rights and CT’ers would still vote for him. Look how many are still willing to vote for MalloytheNazi

  5. Poor Richard says:

    Connecticut voters have obviously heard enough lies. They’re not as stupid as Malloy thinks.

  6. JT says:

    It’s about time people saw the light.

  7. Jschm says:

    One can only hope that Malloy and many other democrats in Hartford get swept out for thei progressive and anti business practices. They have rruined the state and the country. Malloy will probably just print up some more ballots for Bridgeport.

  8. sandy says:

    Not Surprising, he has done nothing too help the working class citizen, NOTHING!

  9. Gene Corey says:

    Polls don’t count…..Votes do.
    Sometimes they can slant a race because people believe them.