It would appear that the people of Connecticut, after decades of high taxation and blown-out budgets, are near the point at which they might elect a Republican. GOP gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski is leading the incumbent Democrat, Ned Lamont, in a recent poll. Jack Fowler writes about the surprise turn of events in Connecticut’s race for governor at National Review:
Tonight there’s hard evidence — thanks to a shrinking gender gap — that Republican Bob Stefanowski’s campaign is overtaking Ned Lamont in the Connecticut gubernatorial contest. Breaking news this evening from the Connecticut Post:
Republican Bob Stefanowski has inched ahead of Democrat Ned Lamont by 2.4 percentage points in the governor’s race, which remains a statistical tie heading into the final weekend before Election Day, the latest Hearst Connecticut Media Group/Sacred Heart University Poll finds.
The poll, which will be released publicly late Thursday, shows that Stefanowski is now up 40 percent to Lamont’s 37.6 percent, with unaffiliated candidate Oz Griebel of Hartford at 9 percent. Just over 12 percent of those surveyed remain undecided. Stefanowski gained a 5.8 percentage point swing over two weeks, the poll finds.
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