CT-SEN/Q-Poll: " Murphy Up As McMahon Fades In Connecticut Senate Race"

UPDATE: Yesterday McSham's laughable campaign tried to predict the Q-poll by spinning it in their direction...

If tomorrow morning's release of new poll numbers from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race hold true to recent polling trends, momentum will definitively be behind Linda McMahon.


"There is a clear trend in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race - Linda McMahon has momentum and is continuing to gain support as Election Day approaches," McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss said. "It remains to be seen if tomorrow's Quinnipiac Poll results will reflect the trends, but Connecticut's voters are moving in Linda McMahon's direction. Connecticut is on the verge of making history by electing the state's first female U.S. Senator."

...today they try to spin the poll away by making the off-hand suggestion that Quinnipiac is left leaning.

"Yesterday two respected national polling firms, Rasmussen and Mason-Dixon, showed the Connecticut Senate race is a dead heat. We know that Linda's message is resonating with voters across Connecticut. We have the momentum and energy behind our campaign to win. Democrats and Independents are making up their minds to vote for Linda - Rasmussen showed Independents supporting Linda 2-to-1.


"The only polls that think Linda is trailing by a few points are the DSCC and Quinnipiac."


The latest...

Women and older voters are shifting away from Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race, giving U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, the Democrat, a 49 - 43 percent likely voter lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to the results of an October 4 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McMahon with 48 percent to Murphy with 47 percent.

In today's results, women back Murphy 52 - 38 percent, compared to 50 - 44 percent October 4. Men are at 50 - 46 for McMahon compared to 52 - 45 percent earlier.

Voters over 55 years old shift from a 48 - 48 percent split to 51 - 42 percent for Murphy.

A total of 62 percent of Connecticut likely voters have a "strongly unfavorable" or "somewhat unfavorable" opinion of this Senate race in general.

The race remains fluid as 11 percent of Murphy voters and 14 percent of McMahon voters say they might change their mind in the next 13 days.

"It's déjà vu all over again in the Connecticut Senate race. 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," said Douglas Schwartz, PhD, director of the Quinnipiac University poll.

Read the complete poll below the fold...

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