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As David Nir pointed out this morning, we are not out of the woods yet in the Connecticut Senate race. Connecticut's own Quinnipac has released it's newest poll on the race show Republican Linda McMahohn up one point over Democrat Chris Murphy, 48-47. The race is statistically tied. It also shows President Obama beating Mitt Romney by 12 points:
The poll offers some insight on why this race is close:
A total of 84 percent of voters have seen McMahon campaign ads "very often" or "somewhat often," compared to 64 percent for Murphy. McMahon's ads are "very effective" or "somewhat effective," 66 percent of voters say, compared to 51 percent for Murphy.Last week, PPP showed Murphy beating McMahon by 6 points and showed that the majority of Connecticut voters want the Democrats to control the Senate:
"McMahon's blanketing the airwaves with TV ads appears to be working. More voters have seen her ads than Murphy's and more voters think they are effective," said Douglas Schwartz, PhD, director of the Quinnipiac University poll.
From September 28 - October 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,696 likely voters with a margin of error of +- 2.4 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones. PPP surveyed 801 likely Connecticut voters from September 24 to 26th. The margin of error for the survey is +-3.5%.
It doesn't surprise me that the race is still close. McMahon's self funding campaign has been filling the airwaves with negative and misleading ads in her attempt to buy Joe Lieberman's old seat. Murphy, a progressive champion, has been a great defender of the Affordable Health Care Act and has wanted to launch an investigation over Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas relationship with conservative donors and with his wife’s involvement in political causes. Thomas' wife has been a spokesman at Tea Party rallies. Linda McMahon will just contribute to GOP obstruction and hand out tax breaks to wealthy CEOs like herself. We can and will win this race but there is much more work to be done. Contribute to Murphy's campaign now: