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New Poll Identifies GOP Primary Leader in Race for Gov

July 23, 2018 By Staff
New Poll Identifies GOP Primary Leader in Race for Gov

The five-way race has a clear frontrunner, according to a new poll from Tremont Public Advisors.

Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury) is the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary to be Connecticut’s next governor, according to a poll released Monday by Tremont Public Advisors.

The poll finds Boughton, the party-endorsed candidate, with a 14.3-point lead on his next closest competitor, businessman Bob Stefanowski.

Here’s how the field shakes out:

  • Boughton: 34.3%
  • Stefanowski: 20.0%
  • Businessman David Stemerman: 14.6%
  • Former First Selectman Tim Herbst: 14.5%
  • Businessman Steve Obsitnik: 11.6%

Tremont polled 1,006 “self-identified, Connecticut registered Republican voters.”

There’s been a dearth of public polling in the Connecticut gubernatorial race so far. This is the first public poll to measure the primary race among the five Republican candidates remaining. The primary is August 14.