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.”

Barbara Volpe September 01, 2012 at 12:15 AM
If Linda McMahon wins it will just show what money can really buy....
Michael Gianfranceschi September 01, 2012 at 12:58 AM
hey Barb its just a case of using her own money rather than taking money from special interests and then being expected tovote a certain way on legislation. She's got the nerve to put her own money where her mouth is, not too many politicians like that.
Joseph Patchen September 01, 2012 at 12:18 PM
What no quote from the McMahon campaign. Just shows the shilling this article is doing for a poll most already know is slanted. Where oh where has balanced journalism gone...
Harold September 01, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Balanced journalism in Connecticut! ha!
Chris September 05, 2012 at 10:44 PM
If Linda McMahon wins - it will show that Connecticut finally did their homework - and really looked up Murphys record. I think its time to show the Democrats what they really built - this economy - in fact - in CT were to wise up....they would look at the fact that we pay the highest taxes in the country. Its time to blame....Democrats....this one is on you - vote them ALL out


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »