A survey conduced by Public Policy Polling shows Chris Murphy with a 48-42 lead over Linda McMahon. Last month, the survey showed a 48-44 Murphy lead.
Although McMahon leads the race with independents by a wide 51-38 margin, women support Murphy by 54-35 margin. Polls from other organizations showed a much tighter race.
McMahon’s campaign dismissed the results.
“While all polls are just a snapshot in time, PPP’s newest findings in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race must be noted for what they are: Democratic numbers from a Democratic polling firm [editor's note: this links to the campaign site],” said Corey Bliss, campaign manager. “In an effort to resurrect his failing campaign, Congressman Murphy’s Washington cronies have recently given him money, staffers, and now brand new poll results.”
A new ad for Jim Himes highlights the congressman’s fiscal record, but his opponents insists that the claim that Himes is dedicated to “responsibly reducing our deficits” is untrue.
A letter from John Puskar, Steve Obsitnik’s campaign manager asks the president of Cablevision to stop airing the ad. According to the letter:
“Because the advertisement conveys messages that are plainly disproven by fact, we respectfully demand that your station immediately stop airing the advertisement and that no further airings of this misleading content be allowed on your station.”