Connecticut Gets Close

By Chris Good

Once considered to be a shoo-in for Connecticut's open Senate seat, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal wakes up today in a much closer race than anyone anticipated, according to new polling numbers from Quinnipiac:


Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are "angry" with government, former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate, is closing in on Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, and now trails just 49 - 46 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Head-to-head polling between Blumenthal and ex-WWE CEO Linda McMahon has gotten steadily closer since the beginning of the year, well before McMahon beat out former Rep. Rob Simmons for the Republican nomination. According to Public Policy Polling's January numbers, Blumenthal led by 32 percentage points.

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