Tom Dudchik, the Matt Drudge of Connecticut’s 24/7 news cycle and creator of the increasingly popular website ctcapitolreport.com, is giving the fellas at the Q-poll some competition.
He recently commissioned polls of his own for both the Senate and gubernatorial races, releasing the results this week on his news aggregate website.
Democrat Richard Blumenthal leads Republican Linda McMahon 52.4 percent to 44.7 percent in the Senate race poll that was dropped on Monday, hours before the two nemeses faced off in a televised debate in Hartford.
The poll, commissioned by CT Capitol Report and conducted by the Merriman River Group, surveyed 1,623 likely voters on October 3, 2010 with a margin of error of +/- 2.4 percent points.
“With a month to go, Richard Blumenthal enjoys a competitive advantage stronger than the relatively close poll numbers would suggest,” says the poll’s Executive Director Matthew Fitch. “He has crossed the 50% threshold, and his supporters appear committed, with 87.5% of them saying they will definitely vote for him. Linda McMahon has run a strong campaign, and also enjoys a strong commitment from her supporters, with 83% of her followers saying they will definitely vote for her.”
Democrat Dannel Malloy leads Republican Tom Foley 47.5 percent to 44.9 percent in the gubernatorial poll, which was done by the same polling organization and released Tuesday.
The poll surveyed 1,582 likely voters on Oct. 3 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points. A curious 7.6 percent of respondents were still undecided.