Greenwich Businessman and former Senate candidate Ned Lamont leads all Democratic challengers for governor, and holds a slim lead over the crowded Republican field in a new Quinnipiac poll. WNPR's John Dankosky reports.
Lamont leads Democratic challenger, former Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy 27 to 11% with 44% of Democrats undecided.
Both Lamont and Malloy have slight leads over Republican front runner, former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, Tom Foley.
Quinnipiac University poll director Doug Schwartz says while the news is good for Lamont, the majority of the voters are still undecided:
"What it is shows is that there is a lot of room for movement. It's very early on, we're at the starting point of this race, it's a benchmark, but really anything can happen on both sides, on the republican side or the democratic side."
Schwartz says the crowded field has made this a difficult race to predict.
"I can't remember a race for governor where we had a dozen candidates. It makes it tough for the voter to get to know them. 11 out of the 12 candidates, the vast majority of people say they just don't know enough to form an opinion about them."
In the race for Attorney General, Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz holds a substantial lead, 62 to 10%, over former Democratic state chairman George Jepson.
But the poll was taken before questions were raised about Bysiewicz's eligibility to run for the office.
For WNPR, I'm John Dankosky.