The latest Emerson College Polling/WTNH/The Hill survey of Connecticut voters finds Democratic incumbent Richard Blumenthal with a 13-point lead in the US Senate Election over his Republican challenger Leora Levy, 53% to 40%. Five percent are undecided and 2% would support someone else. Since the September Emerson/WTNH/The Hill survey in Connecticut, Blumenthal has maintained his 13-point lead. 

A majority of Connecticut voters (53%) have a favorable view of Senator Blumenthal, while 43% have a negative view of him. Forty-one percent have a favorable view of Leora Levy, while 36% have an unfavorable view of her. Four percent are unsure or have never heard of Blumenthal, whereas 24% are unsure or have not heard of Levy. 

In the Connecticut gubernatorial election, Democratic Governor Ned Lamont holds an 11-point lead over Republican Bob Stefanowski, 52% to 41%. Five percent are undecided. Since the September Emerson/WTNH/The Hill survey, Lamont has maintained his 11-point lead. 

Ned Lamont is the most favorable candidate on the ballot: 57% have a favorable view of the Governor while 41% have an unfavorable view of him. Three percent are unsure of their view of the Governor. Forty-eight percent have a favorable view of Stefanowski, while 43% have an unfavorable view of him. Seven percent are unsure and 2% have never heard of Stefanowski. 

A majority of Connecticut voters (53%) think the state is generally headed in the right direction, whereas 47% think it is on the wrong track. 

The economy is the most important issue for 44% of Connecticut voters, followed by threats to democracy (15%), abortion access (13%), and healthcare (8%). 

A majority of voters (52%) plan to vote yes on Ballot Question 1, which would amend the Connecticut Constitution to allow for early voting, while 35% would vote no. Thirteen percent are undecided. 

Fifty-one percent of voters are more likely to vote following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, while 47% say the decision makes no difference on their likelihood to vote. Three percent are less likely to vote. 


The Emerson College Polling survey of Connecticut voters was conducted October 19-21, 2022. The sample consisted of very likely general election voters, n=1,000, with a margin of error (MOE) of +/- 3 percentage points. The data sets were weighted by gender, age, education, race, party registration, and region based on 2022 turnout modeling. It is important to remember that subsets based on demographics carry with them higher margins of error, as the sample size is reduced. Data was collected using a cellphone sample using SMS-to-web, an online panel, a voter registration list of emails, and an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system of landlines.