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Ken Dixon

A silver lining for Murphy behind McMahon’s poll advantage?

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Yep, today’s Quinnipiac University Poll, with U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy running 3 points behind Linda McMahon, is a warning shot toward state Democrats. But this afternoon, the Washington-based League of Conservation Voters released a poll of 881 registered voters who gave Murphy a slight 4-point edge over the Republican millionaire. Q2 of Linda McMahon? Do […] [Read More]

4th District candidate Steve Obsitnik mines his household for twinkly toothed advertisement actors

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Obsitnik’s daughters, Kayden, 10 and 8-year-old Kira, complete with tooth twinkle and the commercial punchline, are around the kitchen table, presumably at home in Westport. They steal the show in this ad, which can be spotted on cable. Obsitnik is also on radio in his attempt to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Jim Himes . http://www.obsitnik.com/ [Read More]

Voters, except for Democrats, seem unconcerned by Linda McMahon’s pro-wrestling affiliation

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From the Quinnipiac University Poll: “Does Linda McMahon’s experience as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment make you more likely to vote for her for United States Senator, less likely or doesn’t it make a difference?”                                 Total    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom More likely          21%      40%     7%    22%    28%    15% Less likely             30        10       52      […] [Read More]

Big hill for U.S. Rep. Murphy to climb: independents who support an “outsider” in the Senate

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The Quinnipiac University Poll indicates that 51 percent of likely voters would prefer a Washington “outsider” compared to an experienced candidate, including 60 percent of independents, 56 percent of men and 47 percent of women voters. Those preferring experience total only 40 percent, including 16 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of Democrats and 31 percent […] [Read More]

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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