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New Poll Shows Murphy Pulling Away From McMahon

One day before the election the latest poll indicates that Democrat Chris Murphy is widening his lead in the U.S. Senate race.

A new poll shows Democrat Chris Murphy now has a 9-point lead over his Republican rival Linda McMahon, according to latest report by Public Policy Polling.

The group says its latest poll shows Murphy leading McMahon 52-43.

“In Connecticut our final poll finds Chris Murphy with his largest lead all year at 9 points,” the group says on its website. “He's increased his advantage by 5 points since two weeks ago when he was ahead just 48-44. Linda McMahon, already unpopular, has just become more disliked by voters in the state over the last couple weeks. Only 37% have a favorable opinion of her to 52% with an unfavorable one. For a Republican to win in Connecticut requires their party to be strongly unified around them. But McMahon is losing 19% of the GOP vote to Murphy, a good deal more than the 14% of Democrats she's picking up. McMahon is also performing terribly with women, trailing Murphy 55-39 with them.”

McMahon calls the poll results a "desperate stunt" intended to discourage her supporters, according to the blog Capitol Watch. A McMahon spokesman said Public Policy Polling is "nothing more than a front for the Democrats, and this is a sad stunt. Our supporters won’t be deterred by the Democrats’ desperation," the blog says.

 

 

Rick Carpenter November 05, 2012 at 08:09 PM
It really is too bad that citizens just don't get it yet. If you are going to change Congress, we have to stop voting in career polititions.
ILOVEVERNON November 05, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I agree. Time for a change.
Michael November 06, 2012 at 03:38 PM
insanity at its finest, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results

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