Patch's Poll: Linda McMahon or Chris Murphy?

The U.S. Senate hopefuls are now in a statistical tie in Connecticut's 2012 U.S. Senate race.


The Democratic and Republican candidates in the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut so far have solid leads against their primary opponents,.

U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democratic frontrunner, leads former Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz 50-20 percent. Meanwhile, former WWE wrestling executive Linda McMahon leads her Republican opponent, former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays, 59-30 percent.

But, what’s even more notable in the latest poll, is the shrinking gap between Murphy and McMahon. Murphy’s lead is just 46 percent versus McMahon’s 43 percent among voters in the November election. This is a statistical tie, said QU Poll Director Douglas Schwartz.

“McMahon’s improvement in the general election against Murphy is due to her better performance among independent voters,” Schwartz said. “She now has 43 percent of these key voters, to Murphy’s 41 percent, overcoming a 15-point deficit in March.”

Which of the four main candidates do you support for this upcoming Senate election? Which would you likely vote for in November? Take our poll and add your thoughts to our comments.

william tuttle June 12, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Actually Don the majority of the 1 % inherited it, and then paid politicians to make sure they kept it....by the way Don you are part of the 99%
william tuttle June 12, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Except in every other civilized country in the entire World...where it works better than our system
william tuttle June 12, 2012 at 01:31 AM
yes more republicans...with the last two senseless wars winding down ...Willard and Linda will get us right into Iran....and then cut taxes so we can not pay for it..
Dylan September 03, 2012 at 10:05 AM
Let me ask you a question, Don, since I sense you are against abortion. Are you worried about the current unemployment rate of over 8% Because I was just wondering, What if the Supreme Court had never ruled in Roe v. Wade and abortion was still illegal? Wouldn't that mean that millions of babies would have been born since 1973, about 40 million? Okay, where would the those who would be 18 and over right now be working right now? Where would we find jobs for them? Hmmm? The corporate establishment has been shipping jobs overseas for decades now because of cheaper labor costs in China and India. And then stashing the profits in off-shore accounts. If you think America is going through a tough time now, imagine us as country with 347,000,000 people.
Dylan September 03, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Well, well, well, it is pretty obvious that the tens of millions of dollars Linda McMahon is spending to buy herself a senate seat is working. Her propaganda machine is running very efficiently: Vote for me and I will make sure to extend the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy while I am putting Medicare and Social Security on a voucher system for all the rest of you. Step right up folks and drink my very expensive Kool Aid; I am bored with the WWF, where I have had a job denigrating women, and want to play with a Senate seat in DC. She does not have your best interests at heart. Do not be fooled by her-- you do so at your peril.


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