In the final hours ahead of the midterm elections, it seems like the race for Governor in Connecticut, is too close to call. According to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released earlier today, Republican Tom Foley is merely three percentages points ahead of his opponent, Democrat Dan Malloy.
The poll of 930 likely voters was conducted between October 25 to 31st .
In a last ditch effort to sway the very large and influential group of independent voters, the candidates have been stumping across the state to get their message out. Malloy, a former mayor of Stamford, recently appeared at a rally of thousands with President Barack Obama. Foley, a wealthy businessman, has been depending on support from friends and fellow GOP'ers, campaigning in his blue and red bus.
In Connecticut, 42 percent of voters consider themselves undecided, more than in any other state.
According to the poll, Independent voters shifted from 50 - 41 percent for Malloy last week to 55 - 33 percent today. In a statement, Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said, "The late deciders are breaking for Tom Foley. There has been a big shift among independents in the final week of the campaign toward the Republican."
Kenneth Dautrich, a Public Policy Professor at the University of Connecticut believes that, independents decide elections. "We've got more Democrats than Republicans, but we've got more Independents than either Democrats or Republicans in the state of Connecticut, " he said.
Republican Governor Jodi Rell is not seeking a second term. If Malloy is victorious Tuesday night, he will be the first one in his party to make it to the Governor's mansion since 1986.