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.”

Alethiologist August 30, 2012 at 11:15 PM
What has Murph done? Has he built a business? Created jobs? Met payroll? Invented anything? Balanced a budget? Or is he a policy wonk?
Alethiologist August 31, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Ann Romney tells CNN's Candy Crowley, “I will tell you what I’m hearing from women across the country right now. Those that may not have voted for a Republican in the past are coming up and telling me this. That enough is enough. That they care not about their own job, and their children’s job and their husband’s job, which they do care about because they’re worried about those. They are also caring about the legacy of debt that we’re leaving their children. I think they recognize that it’s time for someone that understands the economy, understands job creation, understands how responsible he’s going to be in making sure that their children are not going to be burdened with the debts.” She continues, “And I’m hearing from so many women that may not have considered voting for a Republican before that said it’s time for the grown up to come. The man that’s going to take this very seriously. And take the future of our children very, very seriously. I very much believe it’s going to be an economic election. And I think a lot of women may be voting this cycle around in a different way than they usually are. And that is thinking about the economy. Thinking about their own jobs, their husbands jobs, but also thinking about the future.”


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