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Q-Poll: Lamont Leads Stefanowski By 4 Points, Race Is Too Close To Call

Oct 30, 2018

With a week to go until Election Day, a new Quinnipiac University poll says the race is “too-close-to-call.”

Democrat Ned Lamont is at 47 percent and Republican Bob Stefanowski is at 43 percent. The four percent difference is within the poll’s margin of error.

"The race is close among independent voters,” said poll director Doug Schwartz. “For Bob Stefanowski to pull ahead, the Republican must do better among this key swing group in blue Connecticut.”

Petitioning candidate Oz Griebel is at 7 percent. Those who supported him were asked who their second choice is. Lamont leads 45 to 23 among that group - a gap that the poll says could benefit Lamont on Election Day should Griebel voters decide to switch to a major party candidate.

Only 4 percent of likely voters are undecided, but 13 percent said they may still change their minds.

The race has tightened since the previous Quinnipiac poll. On October 10, Lamont was leading Stefanowski 47 to 39. Griebel was at 11 percent.

Libertarian Rod Hanscomb and petitioning candidate Mark Stewart were not included in the poll results.

The three candidates meet for their final debate Tuesday night.