Quinnipiac University poll shows Democrats lead in CT races for governor, senate

Lamont and Blumenthal lead in latest Quinnipiac poll
Published: Sep. 21, 2022 at 2:56 PM EDT
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(WFSB) – A new poll conducted by Quinnipiac University shows Democrats are leading by double digits in the Connecticut races for governor and U.S. Senate.

“It doesn’t impact my decision whom I vote for,” said Deirdre Gilbert, a Bloomfield voter.

“The poll is good news for Governor Lamont he is on a strong position for re-election,” said Doug Schwartz, Quinnipiac Poll Director.

Schwartz said Lamont has a 17-point lead over Republican Bob Stefanowski. Lamont also scores well with women and likely voters approve of the job he’s doing.

Lamont’s campaign released a statement on the results:

Stefanowski’s campaign also released a statement:

In the race for U.S. Senate, Senator Richard Blumenthal has the same exact lead: 17 points over Republican Leora Levy. Blumenthal also has more support among women.

“Overall, Connecticut voters approve of the job that Senator Blumenthal is doing when it comes to Leora Levy they give her a mixed favorability rating,” said Schwartz.

Blumenthal’s campaign says:

Leora Levy’s campaign responded to the poll, saying:

“I think these are polls are pretty accurate, I like the job the governor did especially during the pandemic and I like Blumenthal,” said Harry Jemmott, a Hartford voter.

The poll found challenges for the Republicans. They didn’t have strong favorability and voters didn’t know enough about them.

The poll found 80-percent of likely voters have already made up their mind.

To see more of the poll’s findings, click here.