A new Courant/UCONN poll out this morning shows Gov. Rell's lead down by six points, from 56% to 50%, following her first debate with John DeStefano. DeStefano didn't gain, however--his support stayed at 28%.
Monika McDermott, the poll's director, said DeStefano clearly developed momentum from a strong performance in the debate.
"He didn't seal the deal, but he did give some people pause," McDermott said Thursday.(Keating)
The next debate is Wednesday at 7pm, on WVIT (Ch. 30).
Keating, Christopher. "Rell's Lead Down 6 Points." Hartford Courant 13 October, 2006.