Politics & Policy

McMahon, Blumenthal Statistically Tied

Quinnipiac University has a new poll showing Attorney General Dick Blumenthal leading Linda McMahon by only three points, 49 to 46 percent — within the margin of error:

In today’s survey, 4 percent are undecided and 9 percent of voters who name a candidate say they could change their mind by Election Day. Blumenthal leads 89 – 9 percent among Democrats. McMahon leads 80 – 16 percent among Republicans. Independent voters shift from 47 – 46 percent for Blumenthal September 14 to 49 – 44 percent for McMahon today. In a gender reversal, women back Blumenthal 56 – 39 percent while men back McMahon 52 – 44 percent.

But before McMahon airs another ad:

Of the 95 percent of Connecticut likely voters who have seen McMahon TV ads, 56 percent find them annoying and 40 percent find them informative. Among all voters, 54 percent say McMahon’s TV, radio and direct mail advertising is excessive, while 37 percent say it is about right.

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