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Governor’s Seat Up For Grabs, More Than 90,000 New Conn. Voters Sign Up

With a race for governor on the ballot, more than 90,000 new voters have registered in Connecticut since January 1. Nearly 2 million people will be eligible to vote in Tuesday's election.Unaffiliated voters still remain the largest voting bloc, with 818,389 voters. They are followed by 712,985 registered Democrats and 407,520 registered Republicans.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill estimated at least 55 percent of registered voters will likely go to the polls. In 2010, the last gubernatorial election, nearly 57.5 percent of 2 million active voters turned out.

The race for governor is a rematch between Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley.

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Monday showed 47 percent of likely voters support Malloy and 44 percent back Foley. Seven percent remain undecided.

Even though petitioning candidate Joe Visconti has endorsed Foley, his name will still appear on the ballot.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report

Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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