QU Poll puts Murphy ahead of McMahon

(WTNH) -- The latest Quinnipiac University Poll shows Chris Murphy with a 49 - 43 lead over Linda McMahon among likely voters in the contentious Connecticut Senate race.

Women, older voters are going Murphy's way, the poll says.

A QU poll released earlier in the month showed the race a virtual tie.

"It's deja vu all over again in the Connecticut Senate race," Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said in a statement. "As we hit the final stretch of the campaign, Linda McMahon is beginning to fade, as she did in her 2010 run against Richard Blumenthal."

In a statement posted on her website, McMahon's campaign said “We know that Linda’s message is resonating with voters across Connecticut. We have the momentum and energy behind our campaign to win."

What do a majority of those polled agree on? Their overall distaste for the race. 62 percent say they have a "strongly unfavorable" or "somewhat unfavorable" opinion of this Senate race.

Voters over 55 were spilt, but now go Murphy's way. Women back Murphy 52-38, but men still support McMahon 50-46, the poll shows.

Quinnipiac surveyed 1,412 likely voters between Oct. 19-22. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points.

In the presidential race, Connecticut voters give President Obama a double-digit advantage over Republican Mitt Romney, 55-41.

"President Barack Obama is running stronger than Murphy in Connecticut, holding steady with a 14 point lead over Gov. Mitt Romney," Schwartz said. "The President's coattails are helping Murphy."

Poll Link: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/connecticut/release-detail?ReleaseID=1811

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WorkingGirl34
"What do a majority of those polled agree on? Their overall distaste for the race. 62 percent say they have a "strongly unfavorable" or "somewhat unfavorable" opinion of this Senate race. Voters over 55 were spilt, but now go Murphy's way. Women back Murphy 52-38, but men still support McMahon 50-46, the poll shows. Quinnipiac surveyed 1,412 likely voters between Oct. 19-22. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points." BTW LINDA....since you think its mostly MEN that are against McMahon..explain the numbers in the poll that show McMahon WINNING with men and losing with women and those over 55?? I'm sure the poll is lying since it doesn't agree with your opinions..isn't it??
WorkingGirl34
Im against Linda and Im not a man. She is nothing but an arrogant self centered twit who is in need of recognition for herself. She doesn't care about anyone or anything other then Linda McMahon. If you want to see someone that lies each time their mouth opens, then Linda is your primary candidate. If the GOP had nominated Chris Shays he would most likely be able to win the seat. However since Linda McMahon can finance her own campaign, the GOP is in love with her. They will be 0-2 in Linda McMahon races in 2 weeks. She in unqualified to be running for dog catcher, never mind US Senator
Linda
It's interesting that it is mostly MEN who are against Linda and they can't stand to see a woman beat a man. Well by your criteria Murphy and Obama will lose because they both lie everytime they open their mouths !!!!!!! I love seeing them both squirm and stutter while telling these lies. I know Ct. is a democratic state because we have a lot of sheep here that can't think for themselves and just follow the party line because they have no interest in knowing what's really going on in politics. This has been proven by interviews with people and they don't know why the hell they are voting for either one of them !!!!!!! Any president that will leave Washington to go to Las Vegas to a fundraiser when 4 of our countrymen were killed the day before, just shows where his priorities are, he discusting.
TheREALDad
The distaste for the race is the fault of Linda McMahon, she always throws the first negative ads. and it costs her because she never tells anyone what she stands for, she just tries to tear down others, Ive spoken to many who approached this with an open mind but very few have now said they would not vote for her because she has no stance on issues. She thinks people want nasty campaigning, they don't, they what issues.
Alex
This is what happens when you lie to people Mrs McMahon
 

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