Campaign Notebook: Murphy, McMahon Close in Poll

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy essentially tied in the U.S. Senate race. McMahon holds a 48-47 lead with a margin of error of 2.4 points.

Women back Murphy by six points and men back McMahon by seven points. McMahon’s supporters are much more enthusiastic. Half of McMahon’s backers are "very enthusiastic," while 39 percent are "somewhat enthusiastic."

For Murphy supporters, 27 percent are reportedly "very enthusiastic" and 55 percent are "somewhat enthusiastic." 

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): Like many people, Himes seemed a little fatigued by the glut of pre-debate coverage before President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off Wednesday night. Himes Tweeted:

The best thing about the debate tonight might be that it brings to a close the insane amount of pre-debate coverage. #enoughalready

Steve Obsitnik (R) stopped by Sacred Heart University and fielded questions from the students. A Twitter account for campaign volunteers shared this information:

SHU students asking @SteveObsitnik great questions on deficit, corporate tax rate, and student loans. #obsitnik4congress

@SteveObsitnik and college students discussing the tough economy graduates are facing at Sandwich stop #obsitnikpic.twitter.com/Vw9lREiX

Rt25 October 05, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Go Linda Go!


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