Dead Heat in Connecticut Senate Race

Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 10:24 AM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
A    A   |
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy and Republican Linda McMahon are locked in a virtual dead heat in the Connecticut Senate race.

The Cook Political Report calls the race as “likely Democratic” and The Rothenberg Political Report lists the race as “Democrat favored.”

And the Real Clear Politics poll average has McMahon with a razor-thin lead of 47.3 to Murphy's 46.7.

The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll, however, finds Murphy slightly ahead of McMahon, 37 percent to 33 percent.

The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent – placing the candidates in a statistical tie. And the poll shows that 30 percent of voters are undecided.

The vacancy was created by the retirement of Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Murphy, in his third term on Capitol Hill, serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Before he was elected to Congress, Murphy spent eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly, as both a representative and a senator.

McMahon, the former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment, left the company in 2009 to run unsuccessfully for Senate, losing only by 12 points to Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the general election. She spent $50 million of her own money in the race.

Murphy has been endorsed by Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman, State Senator Beth Bye and such organizations as the Sierra Club.

Among McMahon’s many endorsements is one from former U.N. Ambassador to Ireland and former GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley.

Republicans have not won a U.S. Senate race in Connecticut since 1982, when Lowell P. Weicker won.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
   Email Us   |
   Print   |
   Forward Article  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Cruz More Than Doubles Fundraising in 2014's First Three Months

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 10:08 AM

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has more than doubled his fundraising efforts in the first quarter of this year compared  . . .

Dems to Make Issue of Koch Brothers' Flood Insurance Opposition

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 09:48 AM

Democrats are exploring a new attack line against the Koch brothers and Republican allies, telling voters the billionair . . .

GOP Bears Down on Obamacare to Oust Democrats

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 08:19 AM

Even if Obamacare gains traction in the coming months, Republican House members are being advised to continue hammering  . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved