Poll has Dems ahead in races for governor, U.S. Senate

Democratic Governor Ned Lamont and GOP challenger Bob Stefanowski Photo credit WTIC Radio

Hamden, Conn. (WTIC News) - Quinnipiac University is out with polls in the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races in Connecticut.

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Both Democratic incumbents hold double-digit leads over their Republican challengers.

For governor incumbent Ned Lamont leads GOP challenger Bob Stefanowski by a 57-40% margin.

Quinnipiac Poll director Doug Schwartz says incumbent Senator Richard Blumenthal holds the same lead over Republican hopeful Leora Levy.

Lamont and Blumenthal also hold sizable leads among women voters, said Schwartz.

"Women overwhelmingly, almost 2-to-1, are going for the Democratic candidates", said Schwartz.

He said the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe versus Wade this summer has had an impact from what the polling suggests.

Schwartz say there were 1,911 respondents to the poll, which had a margin of error of plus/minus 2 percentage points.