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.

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 Senate election? Which would you likely vote for in November? Take our poll and add your thoughts to our comments.

000 August 04, 2012 at 03:50 AM
@Andrew; Right on brother. The income tax was never supposed to be what it is today. It should be 2% for the military and that's about it, but I may be 1% or so off? But, even if it was zero, if you don't do something about the Federal Reserve and all the money printing, borrowing and debt, these hucksters in D.C. just keep right on spending and warmongering and now they're spreading the military out inside the country with the HSA, NSA, and the TSA in your airports, bus ternminals, reading your emails and logging your cell phone calls.
Catherine & Dennis August 04, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Malvi Lennon August 04, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Does every single person who attempts to accomplish something and struggles succeed? Nope. Are some folks very rich while others are very poor? Yep. Has every rich person made his or her money in an honest way and contributed to society, as they should? Nope. Therefore, I have to agree with the left in that our society and our way of life are not fair. Then again, what is fair about floods, tornadoes, tsunamis, fires, cancer? What is fair about a prisoner being released from jail early and within a few weeks, he shoots a father of five in the head in cold blood? Life is not fair! So cry a river, build a bridge and GET OVER IT. The left’s recipe of higher taxes, more government programs, and picking winners and losers to impose “equality” does not work. While they succeed in taking from the rich that money NEVER makes it to the poor. Instead, the government wastes most of it on growing the bureaucracy. What little is actually is used for its intended purpose is micromanaged to ensure the poor remain impoverished. The politicians ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE give them just enough to survive but never enough to thrive lest they become educated and stop voting for their owners.
Catherine & Dennis August 04, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Take a look close to home. Malloy is giving away millions upon millions of dollars to now the 7th of his First Five. Even the name of the program is deceptive. $300 million for 300 jobs to one, up to $27.5 Million to a Fortune 500 company to bring in jobs that pay an average of $25k a year. (genious) $7 million of this paid for the land -the land owner rolls over the money to more land and doesn't pay taxes. The landowner for years has paid less on 150 acres than we did for our modest home.(They did give the town a fire house, but it is only used as a polling place). We get retroactive taxes even before this program (First Five of..??-now up to 7) took off. Anyone that can still afford to get out of this state should run!!! Anyone else see a reason for an FBI probe into corruption? We cant afford this Dem or any of the others. Our votes will go to Linda. We need to get rid of the career politicians that all scratch each other's backs for their own personal gain. We need a fresh start in a bad way from Town Council up. Next time you see Chris in the grocery store with the cute little kids, tell him that.
meowkats4 August 04, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Poor Connecticut! Time and time we elect the Democrat making the state as Blue as it can be. Now and then we elect a Republican Governor that is not any far better then the Democrat that they ran against. It could be true that people of Connecticut are just so old fashion or so traditional of following their ancestors beliefs that a Democrat is what my father was and my grandfather was so I am a Democrat all the way. Same holds true for Republicans, but not in Connecticut. Sometimes we just need to think what if we changed just this one time due to the fact our Country is in trouble and we only need to put someone else that is not a career politician in office. Maybe we will be a little better off down the road. We can always re-elect someone else in four years. .


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