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Poll: GOP Flips the Script, Takes Generic Lead on Gov Ballot for 2018

February 22, 2018 By Staff
Poll: GOP Flips the Script, Takes Generic Lead on Gov Ballot for 2018

The new poll from Tremont Public Advisors found a 10.3-point flip in the Connecticut gubernatorial race, from a slight Democratic lead to a larger Republican lead.

Tremont Public Advisors released a new poll of the Connecticut gubernatorial race this week, and the lobbying firm seemed to find that Republicans have momentum in the race after the first few months of 2018.

Overall, Republicans (“generic,” plus several named candidates) are beating Democrats (“generic,” plus several named candidates) by 6.1 points, 50.9 percent to 44.8 percent.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Generic Democrat: 26 percent
  • Generic Republican: 24.6 percent
  • Mayor Erin Stewart (R-New Britain): 15.2 percent
  • Mayor Mark Boughton (R-Danbury): 11.1 percent
  • Former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz (D-Conn.): 10.0 percent
  • Ned Lamont (D): 8.8 percent
  • Undeclared/other: 4.3 percent
  • Overall Republican: 50.9 percent
  • Overall Democrat: 44.8 percent

The overall line is 10.3 points better for Republicans than Tremont’s December 2017 poll, when Democrats had a 4.2-point lead on Republicans, 52.1 percent to 47.9 percent.