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Hartford – With less than four weeks to go until Connecticut Republicans vote to select their nominee for Governor, a new Tremont Public Advisors poll shows Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton leading the Republican primary field.

An on-line survey of 1,006 Connecticut Republicans showed Boughton receiving the support of 34.3% of Republicans giving him a double -digit lead over Bob Stefanowski (20%), David Stemerman (14.6%), Tim Herbst (14.5%) and Steve Obsitnik (11.6).

“There is good news and bad news for Mark Boughton in the survey results released today” stated Matt Hennessy the Managing Director of Tremont Public Advisors. “The good news is that Boughton has held on to his front-runner status coming out of the May Republican Convention even in the face of being considerably outspent by his rivals for the nomination. The bad news for Boughton is that two of his rivals who remain within striking distance of his lead have the capability to pour millions of dollars into their campaigns over the next couple of weeks potentially eliminating his lead.” Hennessy stated.

“What does seem certain, is that the winner of the Republican primary for Governor is going to head to November with a clear majority of his party not having voted for him.” Hennessy stated.

Survey Results

(Responses of those registered to vote as a Republican in Connecticut)

Q1: If the Republican primary for Governor of Connecticut was being held today, for whom would you vote?

Mark Boughton                     34.3%

Bob Stefanowski                    20%

David Stemerman                   14.6%

Tim Herbst                              14.5%

Steve Obsitnik                        11.6%

Don’t Know/Other                    5%


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About Matthew Hennessy, Managing Director of Tremont Public Advisors: Recognized as one of the top political consultants in the United States by Campaigns and Elections Magazine, Matt has served as an adviser to multiple campaigns for federal, state and local office, as well as a range of high profile corporations and organizations.




Between 7/18/18 and 7/20/18 Tremont Public Advisors conducted a single question survey of 1,006 self- identified, Connecticut registered Republican voters using an on-line survey platform. Respondents were allowed to take the survey only once and were restricted from choosing more than one answer. The answer choices for candidates were shown in a random order. The poll population consisted of Connecticut internet users viewing content on a network of web publisher sites on both mobile and desktop devices. The survey answers have a MMOE of no more than +/- 3%.

Gender, age and location of the survey respondents were inferred by data correlated to the I.P. address of the respondent. The survey used statistical weighting procedures to account for deviations in the survey sample from known population characteristics, which helps correct for differential survey participation and random variation in samples. The overall adult sample is weighted based on U.S. Census data using a procedure to match the demographic makeup of the target population of Connecticut internet users by gender, age and geography.


The survey was designed and paid for by Tremont Public Advisors, LLC.