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Connecticut Gov. Lamont holds 13-point lead over GOP rival

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks about the state's efforts to get more people vaccinated at Hartford HealthCare St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport
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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Bob Stefanowski. He is the GOP nominee for Connecticut governor.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) holds a 13-point lead over his GOP opponent, business executive Bob Stefanowski, according to a new poll from The Hill and Emerson College.

Fifty-one percent of Connecticut voters said they planned to support Lamont, while 38 percent said they planned to back Stefanowski. Another 12 percent said they were undecided.

The general election is set to be a rematch between the two men. Lamont defeated Stefanowksi in the 2018 gubernatorial race by roughly 3 points.

Stefanowski could again face an uphill climb going up against a Democratic incumbent in the blue state. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates the race as “likely Democratic.”

The same poll also showed 55 percent of voters said they approved of the job Lamont was doing, while 32 percent said they disapproved.

Lamont appears to be performing slightly better than President Biden ahead of the November election. Biden has a 53 percent approval and 42 percent disapproval rating in the state.

However, Biden and Lamont’s approval ratings among independent voters in the state appear to be vary. Fifty-three percent of independent voters said they disapproved of Biden, while 40 percent said they disapproved of Lamont. Forty-seven percent of independent voters said they approved of the job Lamont was doing.

The Hill-Emerson College survey was conducted May 10-11 among 1,000 registered voters. The poll’s margin of error is 3 percentage points.

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