(WTNH) - Both candidates in Connecticut's race for Governor are feeling confident about their chances tonight. Polls are showing this race couldn't be tighter.
Republican Tom Foley hopes his experience in turning troubled businesses around will send him to the State Capitol.
Foley rolled into a polling place in Stamford this afternoon, the eighth stop in a last minute effort to woo undecided voters and thank his volunteers.
He says his campaign is not doing exit polling, but they are watching turnout and it's been better in the smaller towns than Connecticut's cities.
Foley says this late game momentum is something they planned on.
"They're talking about a surge, but really what's happening is a lot of voters, particularly unaffiliated voters who haven't had a primary, really only tuned in in the last couple of weeks," Tom Foley stated. "And as they've tuned in and seen who the candidates are and where they stand on the issues, they've overwhelmingly come over to our side."
Foley staffers at the Greenwich Hyatt Hotel are setting up for what they hope will be a victory party this evening.
On the other side of the race for Governor, Democrat Dan Malloy is hoping to bounce back from the newest Quinnipiac poll that shows him trailing Republican Tom Foley.
Malloy spent the day criss-crossing the state hoping for some last minute momentum, as the race for governor winds down.
He says he feels good about the race but admits it's going to be close.
"I think both Mr. Foley and I have enough supporters to win. The question is whose vote? I think he did a good job of rallying his troops and I think we did a good job rallying our troops," Malloy stated. "It's really a question of whether our people come out in greater numbers or his people. I think we both could win this thing."
With some polls giving his opponent a slight edge, Malloy told News 8 he's not putting much stock in polling right now. He says his success as a 14-year mayor who helped attract thousands of jobs to Stamford makes him the right choice for voters. It all boils down to who can do the best job of running the state, he says.
Meantime, Malloy staffers at the Society Room in Hartford are setting up for what they hope will be a victory party this evening.
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