Malloy and Foley Tied in Quinnipiac Poll

Budget issues are Malloy’s weak spot.

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Karyn Bruggeman
May 9, 2014, 7:10 a.m.

A new sur­vey from Quin­nipi­ac Uni­versity re­leased Fri­day (May 1-6; 1,668 RVs; +/- 2.4%) has Gov. Dan­nel Mal­loy (D) tied with 2010 nom­in­ee Tom Fo­ley (R) 43-43%. The res­ults mir­ror those of the group’s March sur­vey, which had the can­did­ates tied at 42% each. In the Re­pub­lic­an primary Fo­ley leads with 39% fol­lowed by Dan­bury May­or Mark Boughton (R) at 9% and state Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er John McKin­ney (R) at 8%. All oth­ers trail. The primary is not un­til Au­gust 12. (re­lease)

Quin­nipi­ac re­por­ted in the same sur­vey, that “[i]n an open-ended ques­tion”¦18 per­cent of those who dis­ap­prove of the job Mal­loy is do­ing cite taxes as the main reas­on, while an­oth­er 18 per­cent list the state budget or fin­ances as 13 per­cent cite the eco­nomy or jobs.”

“[A]s the Demo­crat turns to his cam­paign fol­low­ing the con­clu­sion Wed­nes­day of the state le­gis­lat­ive ses­sion, polit­ic­al ob­serv­ers say Mr. Mal­loy’s bid has been dealt a com­plic­a­tion by news that the sur­plus had shrunk to $43 mil­lion” from a pre­vi­ous es­tim­ate of $505 mil­lion, un­der­scor­ing why budget and fisc­al is­sues could be Mal­loy’s greatest weak­ness in this year’s con­test. (Wall Street Journ­al)


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