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Linda McMahon's image rehab campaign has apparently reached its limit. Also, too? Her efforts to convince women she's not anti-woman are a big fail. Here's the goods from PPP.
PPP's newest poll of the Connecticut Senate race finds Democrat Chris Murphy expanding his lead to 6 points over Republican foe Linda McMahon, 48-42. Last month he led 48-44. [...]

The key question we asked on this poll was probably whether people wanted Democrats or Republicans in control of the Senate, and by a 50/38 margin folks say they want the Democrats in charge. That reality should help Murphy along as well.
Goal ThermometerMcMahon actually leads the race with independents, 51-38. Her problem is that 20% of Republicans are supporting Murphy over her, similar to what we found her losing to Richard Blumenthal in 2010. You simply can't win as a Republican in Connecticut without holding your party base in line to a greater extent than that, but many GOP voters continue to find her unacceptable.

There's a huge gender gap on the race with Murphy leading 54-35 with women, while McMahon has a 49-41 advantage with men.

McMahon's millions spent on hammering Murphy, who didn't have a statewide profile before the campaign, have kept his favorability rating low; only "36% of voters say they have a favorable opinion of him to 44% with a negative one." But McMahon just being who she is, despite the other millions she's spent trying to burnish her image, means that she's even more unpopular. Forty-nine percent of voters don't like her. And 51 percent don't like the WWE.

Let's help Chris Murphy put this one away.

Please send Chris Murphy $3 on ActBlue.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 01:28 PM PDT.

Also republished by Nutmeg State Progressives and Daily Kos.

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