Politics & Policy

Could a Republican Win in Hartford?

Surprising numbers from Connecticut’s first congressional district (via Capitol Watch):

A new poll commissioned by CT Capitol Report seems to indicate that U.S. Rep. John Larson’s path to reelection may not be so smooth after all.

The survey, released Thursday, shows Republican challenger Ann Brickley with substantial support among likely voters, particularly among men and people who disapprove of President Obama’s performance.

Larson, a Democrat, had a 51.8 to 44.7 percent lead over Brickley, with 3.5 percent of those polled still unsure about which candidate to support, according to the poll conducted by Merriman River Group.

The first district is the bluest of the blue. To give you an idea, here’s a map from the now-defunct website, Connecticut Local Politics. It shows the electoral returns from 2006.

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