Chris Murphy Pulls Ahead Of Linda McMahon In Connecticut Senate Election: Poll

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October 24, 2012

By Edith Honan

Oct 24 (Reuters) – Connecticut Democratic U.S. Congressman Chris Murphy has pulled ahead of Republican businesswoman Linda McMahon in their U.S. Senate race, taking a 49 percent to 43 percent lead in a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

Murphy is now leading among women and older voters, but the closely watched race remains fluid less than two weeks before Election Day, the university said. The poll found 11 percent of Murphy supporters and 14 percent of McMahon supporters saying they might change their mind.

An Oct. 4 Quinnipiac poll had the two candidates neck and neck in the race to replace Senator Joseph Lieberman, with McMahon leading Murphy by a single percentage point.

One hurdle for McMahon, a former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment who has poured millions of dollars of her own money into the campaign, is that a majority of voters say she would favor the wealthy if elected, the poll found.

“Murphy has taken the lead in the Senate race in part because more voters now believe he understands their economic problems better than McMahon,” Douglas Schwartz, director of the poll, said in a statement.

Democrats, who hope to hold onto their 51-47 advantage in the 100-seat Senate, are pouring money into heavily Democratic Connecticut to solidify support for Murphy. Last month, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee began running ads for him.

President Barack Obama, a Democrat, won the state by 23 percentage points in 2008.

McMahon ran for the U.S. Senate two years ago but she took just 43 percent of the vote and was defeated by Democrat Richard Blumenthal by 12 points.

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