(CNN) - Tom Foley, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, has a big lead over his Republican gubernatorial rivals in Connecticut, according to a new poll released Thursday.
The Quinnipiac University survey suggests Foley has 30 percent of the vote while none of his competitors get more than four percent of the vote. Fifty percent of Republicans are undecided.
Meanwhile, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont holds a 28 to 18 point lead over his nearest competitor, Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy. Forty-four percent of Democrats said they were undecided.
Lamont won the Democratic nomination for U.S. senator in 2006 but lost in the general election to Joe Lieberman. Lieberman ran as an independent candidate after losing the Democratic primary.