First Republican governor's race primary poll puts Boughton in the lead


Voters received a glimpse of where the Republican candidates for Connecticut's gubernatorial seat stood when a poll was released on Monday.

Tremon Public Advisors, a lobbying firm with locations in both Hartford and Washington DC, unveiled the first poll of the Republican primary at 10 a.m.

In it, Danbury Mayor Boughton led the pack with 34.3 percent of the vote, according to his campaign.

Businessman Bob Stefanowski was second with 20 percent.

Businessman David Stemerman, 14.6 percent, former Trumbull first selectman Tim Herbst, 14.5 percent, and businessman Stephen Obsitnik, 11.6 percent, rounded out the field.

Tremon Public Advisors said the survey of 1,006 self-identified Connecticut Republican voters was conducted online between July 18 and 20.

Users were allowed to take the survey once and were restricted from choosing more than one answer, the firm said.

It said the margin of error was no more than +/- 3 percent.

On the Democratic side, businessman Ned Lamont is the endorsed candidate. However, voters will have to decide between Lamont and Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, who collected enough signatures to get on the primary ballot.

Ganim was convicted of corruption and did time federal prison.

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