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Quinnipiac Poll: daylight for Murphy in Senate race

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The tie in the U.S. Senate race has finally broken, according to today’s Quinnipiac University Poll that finds U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy with a six-point lead over Linda McMahon, as women and older voters have given him a 49-43 edge with less than two weeks until the election.
Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said the findings seem identical to 2010, when McMahon faded at the end of the Senate race with Richard Blumenthal.
The October 4 survey of likely state voters had Murphy with a 48-47 lead that was a statistical tie, while an August report had McMahon with a lead just beyond the margin of error.
But in today’s poll, 11 percent of Murphy supporters and 14 percent of McMahon’s supporters said they could still change their minds by Nov. 6.
“It’s deja vu all over again in Connecticutv Senate race,” Schwartz said. “As we hit the final stretch of the campaign, Linda McMahon is beginning to fade.”
In the presidential race, President Barack Obama is up 55-41 over Mitt Romney in the state, compared to 54-42 on Oct. 4. The poll was held among 1,412 likely voters between October 19 and 22 and has a margin of error of 2.6 points.

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