Murphy holds slight lead in Conn. Senate race

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll gives Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy a narrow lead over Republican Linda McMahon.

The survey shows that 44 percent of likely voters support Murphy, compared to 38 percent who back McMahon. Seventeen percent said they are undecided.

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The telephone poll of 574 likely voters was released on Thursday, the same day that McMahon and Murphy face off in their final of four debates.

Poll Director Jennifer Necci Dineen said the debates have helped people make up their minds in this close race to fill the seat being vacated by the retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman. But she said negative TV ads appear to have harmed both candidates' favorability ratings.

The poll has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.

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There must be no depths to which Mrs McMahon will not sink to get her own way and win an election. She thinks she can lie to people and yet not say anything about her stance on issues. Looking at her past stance, she has NEVER been pro-choice and I have serious doubts that she would be that way now. She or no on else has a right to tell me or any woman what we can and can't do with ou r bodies. She says its not ok for Mr. Murphy to miss votes in congress, yet she admits to not voting for years but somehow, thats ok, most likely because its her. Tonight she will once again show just how lacking she is in intelligence of the issues (which she does not even know or understand) and Mr Murphy will slice and dice her up. In 4 years I hope the republicans remember this and they will never nominate her again for anything. Mrs McMahon will lose easily in November and a large part of it will be her nasty campaigning, which she also did 2 years ago. The president will be re-elected (good or not) and the dems will control the senate and pick up about 10 seats in the house, mostly from Tea Party members that will be tossed out.
After watching the last debate I am convinced that Murphy and Obama are both the same in the way they can tell mistruths with a straightface. Murphy is unethical and not fit for the Senate. He needs to get some experience working in the real world first. Coming right out of law school he was elected by the Democrat followers to a position which he wasn't experienced enough or even mature enough to take on. Obama will lose in a landslide in Novemeber and I think he will take Murphy with him..
Good,,,looks like the voters of the state are smartening up and will once again reject the freak show known as Linda McMahon

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