There’s actually been a bit of a slowdown the last few days in poll releases, in part because firms who do monthly polling have already done their October releases and in part because media clients are hoarding resources for a final pre-election push. But there have been a few new polls of general interest:

* Rasmussen has Republican Tom Foley suddenly sprinting out to a seven-point lead over incumbent CT Gov. Dan Malloy in a race Malloy seemed to be getting under control. The polling average is now about dead-even.

* In another possible outlier, Quinnipiac now has Republican Cory Gardner up in the CO SEN race by 6 points. Quinnipiac actually had Gardner with an even larger 8-point lead in September.

* A new PPP survey in NC (the firm’s home state, which it works hard to get right) has Kay Hagan up by 3 amidst talk of Tillis making a move. Poll also shows Libertarian candidate’s supporters not leaning strongly towards either major-party candidate, so pre-election erosion won’t necessarily help Tillis as you might expect.

* Suffolk/Boston Herald shows Jeanne Shaheen holding onto narrow 3-point lead over Scott Brown even as the GOP candidate gets hysterical about IS and Ebola.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.