Politics & Policy

GOP Candidate in CT-5 in Dead Heat with Democrat

Republican candidate Sam Caligiuri is one point behind Democratic incumbent Chris Murphy in Connecticut’s 5th district, Caligiuri’s internal polling shows. From a press release:

In a head-to-head matchup, 39% of respondents favored Caligiuri while 40% favored Murphy. …

Adam Geller, the nationally recognized pollster whose company, National Research, Inc., conducted the poll notes that polling under 50% “bodes poorly” for an incumbent, and Murphy is under 45%. …

 The August 30-31 poll surveyed 400 likely voters in Connecticut’s Fifth District. National Research, Inc.’s clients include the National Republican Congressional Committee, Governor Chris Christie, and Republican elected officials throughout the country.

CNN recently added CT-5 to its list of “50 House Races to Watch.”

UPDATE: Chris Murphy’s campaign responds:

“Surveying a miniscule sample of 400 voters (for comparison, the Quinnipiac Poll surveys 1,000 voters), asking biased questions, and hiding methodology, response rate, and the party affiliation of the sample, Caligiuri released phony numbers today as a way to build support for a campaign to which very few people are paying attention…

(H/t Capitol Watch)

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