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Stefanowski leads Lamont in new Sacred Heart/Hearst poll

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A new Sacred Heart/Hearst Connecticut Media Group poll shows Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski ahead of Democrat Ned Lamont.

This is the first poll that has shown Stefanowski ahead of Lamont since the beginning of the race. 

According to newly released information from Sacred Heart University, Stefanowski holds a 2.4 percentage point lead over Lamont among 500 likely voters.

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The poll, conducted from October 29-31, shows Stefanowski with 40 percent of support, compared to Lamont at just over 37 percent. Support for petitioning candidate Oz Griebel was polled at 9 percent.

Stefanowski’s lead is within the margin of error. 

Sacred Heart polling data earlier in October showed Lamont leading by 3.4 percentage points over Stefanowski. 

Twelve percent of those polled say they have not yet made up their minds. 

The poll reports that top issues influencing voters in this upcoming election is the “overall high tax burden”, “state budget crisis”, and “low economic growth” in the state. 

Currently, 41.6 percent of likely voters have a favorable view of Stefanowski. Voters have a 38.4 percent favorable view of Lamont. 

Lamont has also “lost steam” with his support among women voters in Connecticut. Back in October, 50 percent of female voters supported him. In Thursday’s newly released poll, his favorability among women has dropped to 40.8 percent. 

You can read the full report provided by Sacred Heart University by clicking here

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