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BOOM: Quinnipiac Shows McMahon Cutting Blumenthal’s Lead to Three

If you’re pulling for a Republican Senate majority, you have to love the McMahon campaign’s momentum. It’s like watching the tortoise and the hare.



Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are “angry” with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate, is closing in on  Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, and now trails just 49 – 46 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. 

This compares to a 51 – 45 percent Blumenthal lead in a September 14 likely voter survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll, conducted by live interviewers.

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.

The 33 percent of likely voters who say they are “angry” with the federal government support McMahon 78 – 20 percent.  


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