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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:03 AM

Quinnipiac: CONNECTICUT - Murphy Up (+6) As McMahon Fades, Women Propel Obama To Big Lead (+14)

October 24, 2012 - Murphy Up As McMahon Fades In Connecticut Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Women Propel Obama To Big Lead Over Romney


SENATE

Women and older voters are shifting away from Linda McMahon, the Republican candidate in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race, giving U.S. Rep. Christopher Murphy, the Democrat, a 49 - 43 percent likely voter lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to the results of an October 4 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing McMahon with 48 percent to Murphy with 47 percent.

In today's results, women back Murphy 52 - 38 percent, compared to 50 - 44 percent October 4. Men are at 50 - 46 for McMahon compared to 52 - 45 percent earlier.

Voters over 55 years old shift from a 48 - 48 percent split to 51 - 42 percent for Murphy.

PRESIDENT

President Barack Obama buries Gov. Mitt Romney in the run for the White House, leading 55 - 41 percent, compared to 54 - 42 percent October 4.

Obama leads 60 - 36 percent among women and gets 49 percent of men to Romney's 46 percent. The President leads among every subgroup except Republicans.

Only 5 percent of Romney voters and 6 percent of Obama voters say they might change their mind.

"President Barack Obama is running stronger than Murphy in Connecticut, holding steady with a 14 point lead over Gov. Mitt Romney. The President's coattails are helping Murphy," Schwartz said.

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/connecticut/release-detail?ReleaseID=1811

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/images/polling/ct/ct10242012_video.flv

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TroyD Oct 2012 OP
piechartking Oct 2012 #1
piechartking Oct 2012 #2
TroyD Oct 2012 #3
JustAnotherGen Oct 2012 #4
TroyD Oct 2012 #5
Jennicut Oct 2012 #8
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #6
davidpdx Oct 2012 #7

Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:08 AM

1. Why do they keep f*&%#$ polling Connecticut???? n/t

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Response to piechartking (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:11 AM

2. Sorry...

I guess we need to know about the Senate seat. Sorry for that. Just seems like the money would be better spent polling VA, FL, OH, CO, NV, PA, MI, IA, NC or WI.

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Response to piechartking (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:15 AM

3. Because there's been a very close race for the SENATE

It looks like Murphy is now breaking away from McMahon, and he is now favored to win the seat, but for a while McMahon was tied or ahead during the Summer and there was a concern she could take it.

That would have put the Democratic control of the Senate at risk.

I don't think we'll see much more polling from this state now.

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Response to TroyD (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:31 AM

4. Actually

It ALSO replaces the guy - THAT one - the one that spoke at the RNC convention in 2004 with someone who will vote liberal/progressive. So even better. And I won't cry or miss Lieberman at all.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:34 AM

5. And Lieberman endorsed McCain in 2008 too

Pretty appalling.

Has there ever been a Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee who has turned around and later endorsed the Republican Presidential nominee?

Lieberman was more of a Republican than a Democrat, so I agree it will be good to be rid of him.

Helping to repeal DADT was the one good thing he did in recent years.

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Response to piechartking (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:45 AM

8. Control of the Senate is in the balance. Murphy was once down in this race against McMahon.

When the poller calls people, it asks how they are voting in the national election as well. Plus, Quinnipiac IS in Connecticut.

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:38 AM

6. K&R

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Response to TroyD (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:23 AM

7. I'm glad to see Murphy with a strong lead

McMahon would be a disgrace as a senator.

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