Poll Shows Murphy Leading McMahon

Compared to the recently released Quinnipiac Poll, the poll by Public Policy Polling has some good news for Democrats.


A new poll has Chris Murphy ahead of Linda McMahon by 48-44 percent in the race for U.S. Senate. Eight percent of the 881 voters polled remain undecided.

The results are almost the opposite of a released on Tuesday, which showed McMahon with a 49-46 margin with 1,472 voters interviewed.

Compared to McMahon, U.S. Rep. Murphy remains a relative unknown. The poll found that 39 percent view him favorably and 20 percent are not sure. For McMahon, 45 percent view her favorably and 8 percent are not sure.

The PPP poll showed President Barack Obama with a commanding 12-point lead against Mitt Romney, compared to an 7-point lead in the Quinnipiac poll.

With the results of the poll released, the Murphy campaign issued a statement with familiar attacks on McMahon. 

“Linda McMahon has spent her entire career peddling sex, violence, and drug abuse at the expense of her own employees and at the expense of Connecticut jobs,” said Murphy spokesperson Taylor Lavender. Now she’s funneled over $65 million into a marketing campaign to try to fool voters into thinking she’s something she’s not.”


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