February 27, 2018
With less than nine months before Election Day, a poll released on February 21 by the Hartford Courant has found that there still is no apparent front-runner in the crowded race to be Connecticut’s next governor.
In a poll of 1,000 likely voters, 26% of respondents chose the generic “Democratic candidate’’ for governor as their top choice and 24.6% chose the “Republican candidate’’ for governor.
The two Republicans were followed by two well-known Democrats who have run in statewide races: former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz of Middletown,at 10%; and Greenwich cable television entrepreneur Ned Lamont,at 8.8%.
In a huge field, none of the other candidates exceeded 1% in the poll, the newspaper said.
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