Connecticut AG leads by 9 points in Senate race

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September 10, 2010

Richard Blumenthal leads McMahon 53% - 44% in latest Rasmussen survey

HARTFORD, Connecticut: The latest survey report from Rasmussen Reports shows Democratic State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal with a comfortable nine percentage point advantage over his Republican opponent, Linda McMahon, in the race for retiring Senator Chris Dodd's congressional seat. With five-hundred likely Connecticut voters interviewed, the polling data shows support for Blumenthal's campaign is at fifty-three percent compared to forty-four percent for McMahon's. While McMahon's numbers are up four percentage points from the last Rasmussen poll conducted in the race, Blumenthal's are up six. And in spite of reports that the state's top law enforcer lied about his military service in Vietnam and reneging on his campaign promise not to accept PAC contributions, Blumenthal still enjoys a healthy sixty-two percent favorability rating among voters surveyed.

More troubling for the Republican senatorial candidate is the fact that only two percent of voters remained undecided; a percentage point of those interviewed state they are supporting another candidate other then the two major party contenders.[1] With less than two months before the general election, McMahon will have to work in overtime in order undermine the image Blumenthal has built up for himself within the state.