Poll Shows Murphy Leading McMahon

Compared to the recently released Quinnipiac Poll, the poll by Public Policy Polling has some good news for Democrats.


A new poll has Chris Murphy ahead of Linda McMahon by 48-44 percent in the race for U.S. Senate. Eight percent of the 881 voters polled remain undecided.

The results are almost the opposite of a released on Tuesday, which showed McMahon with a 49-46 margin with 1,472 voters interviewed.

Compared to McMahon, U.S. Rep. Murphy remains a relative unknown. The poll found that 39 percent view him favorably and 20 percent are not sure. For McMahon, 45 percent view her favorably and 8 percent are not sure.

The PPP poll showed President Barack Obama with a commanding 12-point lead against Mitt Romney, compared to an 7-point lead in the Quinnipiac poll.

With the results of the poll released, the Murphy campaign issued a statement with familiar attacks on McMahon. 

“Linda McMahon has spent her entire career peddling sex, violence, and drug abuse at the expense of her own employees and at the expense of Connecticut jobs,” said Murphy spokesperson Taylor Lavender. Now she’s funneled over $65 million into a marketing campaign to try to fool voters into thinking she’s something she’s not.”

Bob J August 30, 2012 at 04:05 PM
My goodness, now who sounds like a mindless radical puritan? Why its Taylor Lavender. Way to stay classy! I wouldn't hire Murphy to cut my grass. Not because he couldn't run the mower, but because he'd never show up!
Watching August 30, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I do find it very offputting that Murphy didn't show up to vote - as per Linda's TV ad. I was on the fence, but that little tidbit is pushing me to vote for Linda.
Learning August 30, 2012 at 05:03 PM
97% seems pretty good to me. McMahon’s ad focused on Murphy’s low attendance rate at committee hearings. In response, Murphy states in his ad that “My voting record is 97 percent.” That’s true. According to GovTrack.us, a non-partisan group that tracks Congressional votes, Murphy missed 131 of the 5,034 votes taken since he joined Congress in 2007. That’s a voting record of 97.4 percent, in line with the ad’s claim. A year ago, Murphy’s cumulative record was even higher – 98.5 percent. But that has slipped recently, and in the weeks since the end of the July Fourth recess – which were also the weeks leading up to last week’s primary — Murphy missed nearly a quarter of the 105 votes cast, according to GovTrack.us. But for his entire Senate candidacy since his announcement in January 2011, Murphy has maintained a 96 percent voting record. In any event, the ad is accurate in saying his overall voting record is 97 percent.
John Symon August 31, 2012 at 09:00 AM
So, he's voting on issues that he has little knowledge having attended so few hearings No thanks
Tom Falconieri August 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Thank GOD he never showed up for votes. His voting record stinks but we should be grateful for his absence as he votes are so liberal he is better off staying home and watching RERUNS OF GILLIGAN'S ISLAND!!!


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