New Poll: Republicans Have “Strong Chance” of Winning Connecticut Governorship In 2018

After seven years of tax-and-spend policies under Failed Governor Dan Malloy, Connecticut voters are making it clear that they’re ready for a change. In the latest sign of trouble for Connecticut Democrats, a new poll shows that voters give Republicans a nearly 13 point lead on the generic ballot for the 2018 governor’s race. The Hartford Courant wrote that the poll shows Republicans “have a strong chance of succeeding” Malloy with less than a year to go until the general election. And with the Democrats’ cast of second-tier Malloy Enablers desperately attacking one another in hopes of jump-starting their lackluster campaigns, their party’s outlook for holding on to Connecticut highest office continues to deteriorate.

The Hartford Courant reports:

“A new poll shows that there is no clear front runner in the wide-open Connecticut governor’s race — and that Republicans have a strong chance of succeeding outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

The poll of more than 1,150 Connecticut adults focused directly on who should be chosen governor in the 2018 race.

The winner?

The generic ‘Republican candidate for governor’ got the most response at 35.4 percent. The second-place winner was the generic ‘Democratic candidate for governor’ at 22.5 percent.

The private poll by Hartford-based Tremont Public Advisors LLC was conducted online between December 12 and 14. Hartford Democratic political strategist Matthew Hennessy, who oversaw the poll and has been involved in campaigns in the past, said that he is not supporting any particular candidate and that no candidates paid for the poll…”