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Democrats, Republicans share equal interest in each other’s conventions

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This morning’s Quinnipiac Poll finds that 62 percent of Democrats interviewed said they are likely to watch some of the Republican National Convention and 62 percent of Republicans said they would be viewing some of the Democratic convention next week. [Read More]

Senate race not over. Twenty percent could change votes by November, Quinnipiac Poll finds

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While only 4 percent of likely voters say they don’t know what their eventual U.S. Senate vote will be, this morning’s Quinnipiac University Poll indicates that up to 20 percent of people who think they’ll vote for either Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy or Republican Linda McMahon, “might change” their minds by Election Day. [Read More]

Quinnipiac University Poll: big divide between Republicans and Democrats on role of government

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This morning’s poll asked likely voters whether government “should do more to solve national problems,” or is government “doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals?” Thirty nine percent said it should do more, including 13 percent of Republicans, 65 percent of Democrats and 33 percent of independents. But 54 percent say it […] [Read More]

Quinnipiac Poll: McMahon also leads Murphy in “annoying” TV ads

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This morning’s poll, which gives Linda McMahon a 3-point lead over U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy in the U.S. Senate race, includes answers to 55 questions. Among the last are queries that focus on their TV presence. Among the likely voters, 42 percent say McMahon’s commercials are more annoying than informative, while 36 percent say Murphy’s ads are […] [Read More]

Q poll: Linda McMahon leads Chris Murphy

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy is no Richard Blumenthal. The Quinnipiac University Poll released this morning gives Greenwich millionaire Linda McMahon a narrow three-point lead over the third-term congressman from the 5th District in the race to replace U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman. The 49 percent to 46 percent edge that Republican McMahon holds over Murphy […] [Read More]
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Quinnipiac University Poll tomorrow with the big reveal

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The respected poll will float out via the Quinnipiac University website at about 6 a.m., with results of Connecticut’s likely voters’ feelings on the U.S. Senate race between Rep. Chris Murphy and Linda McMahon; and how President Barack Obama competes against Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is getting endorsed this week by the Republican National Convention in […] [Read More]
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Sources: Donovan will give up 5th District campaign by Wednesday

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Sources with knowledge of Friday’s meeting among leaders of the state’s Working Families Party say that Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, once the shoo in for the Democratic nomination for the 5th Congressional District seat, will abandon his scandal-plagued campaign next Wednesday, the 29th, if not sooner. On the 30th, the small 171-member party with the […] [Read More]

Who cared less than the Republicans on Primary Day? The Democrats, of course.

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Pathetic could be the word. Secretary of the State Denise Merrill today released voter turnout figures from the primaries. A total of 113,538 registered Republicans cast ballots out of a total of 409,723 active registered Republicans in the state, for a turnout percentage of 27.7% statewide. The 138,004 registered Democrats voted out of  717,241 active registered Democrats in […] [Read More]

Softball game tonight will decide partisan superiority in the General Assembly, sort of.

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  A year after a bitter dispute over a lengthened game that led to a come-from-behind Democratic victory, elected officials tonight will hold their second-annual charity softball contest. The focus of the Democrats and Republicans will be to raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in the contest, which will take place at Mill Woods Park […] [Read More]

Malloy on Donovan possibly running on WP line: Voters should do the (Esty) right thing

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Hearst Newspapers Education Reporter Linda Lambeck caught Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in the Capitol complex this morning after the annual pre-school yeare meeting with public school superintendents. Asked later whether Speaker of the House Chris Donovan should pursue the 5th Congressional District seat on the Working Families Party line, the governor begged the question. “I […] [Read More]