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Murphy Takes The Lead In Latest Poll

by | Oct 9, 2012 9:29am
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Rasmussen’s latest poll shows Chris Murphy’s debate performance may have helped him inch up past Republican Linda McMahon in the Connecticut race for U.S. Senate.

The poll of 500 likely voters, which shows Murphy with 51 percent of the vote to McMahon’s 46 percent was conducted Sunday following their first televised debate on WFSB-TV.

“Additionally, Murphy’s lead is largely derived from ‘leaners‘,” the poll says. “These are people who initially indicate no preference for either of the candidates but indicate they are leaning towards one candidate when asked a follow-up question. Without leaners, it’s Murphy 46 percent and McMahon 45 percent. This is consistent with the notion that the state’s underlying Democratic tilt will help Murphy in the final analysis.”

The poll has a 4.5 percent margin of error.

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posted by: MGKW | October 9, 2012  9:52am

Finally some sanity! The debate unmasked McMahon as an intellectually weak, shallow, superficial, rich person….Case closed!

posted by: Concerned Citizen | October 9, 2012  4:49pm

It should be noted that the McMahon attack advertisement wherein she claims that on 3/21/2010, Chris Murphy voted to take $716B form Medicare is extremely deceptive and totally false.  The vote Murphy cast on 3/21/2010 was in support of the Affordable Care Act; the same ACA that has been upheld by the Supreme Court. McMahon’s advertisement is intended to deceive the public.  McMahon would vote to repeal the ACA, as many Republicans say they will do. A vote for McMahon is a vote to hand over control of the Senate to the Republicans; that will be a disaster for the average American and especially the poor and lower socio-economic groups.  Public advocacy organizations should hold the McMahon accountable for these major deceptions; they are outrageous.  She will do whatever it takes win.  Why would someone invest more than $65M to get a job that pays $170K, unless she expects a much bigger payday later?

We the voters need to think for ourselves; do not allow the McMahon millions to think for us. 
Let’s say NO to her deceptive tactics.  Murphy is struggling like many of us to pay his bills; she walked away from hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt by declaring bankruptcy!  She is now a multi-millionaire, but has not paid her creditors.  She stiffed them with her loans while she accumulated millions.  Who is the less honest person in this instance? How many of us can declare bankruptcy and walk-away from legitimate debts then use it as a positive talking point?  Can you?  If Murphy was taking political pay-offs he would have been able to pay his bills.  Murphy supported Medicare and the ACA; that is what he did on 3/21/2010.

posted by: NoNonsense2012 | October 9, 2012  7:18pm

Murphy did excellent in the debate, and McMahon was revealed for what she is. How anybody (except perhaps for the 1%ers) can truly want her as U.S. Senator is beyond me.

posted by: MGKW | October 10, 2012  9:06am

You can see that no one is defending her in this blog…obviously, the jig is up…she is finally under the spotlight of public scrutiny and she has failed, 100%.

posted by: toca | October 10, 2012  12:01pm

Ummm, rich person, eh?  A bit jealous?  Let me ask you a simple question.  How does a career politician who has never held a real job going to know what’s needed to bring jobs to our state?  We have enough career politicians in government.  We need new blood in the senate and state legislature.  If you are happy with status quo and like the fact we have one of the highest tax burdens in the U.S. than continue down the lefty path.  I for one am sick of seeing m tax dollars being used to pump up government pensions and health benefits that those in the private sector don’t get.

posted by: SocialButterfly | October 10, 2012  1:35pm

Murphy is a lawyer, who must be a good actor to sway a jury in court.  He exploited his acting skills to get a an advantage at the polls-taken with his debate against a businesswoman in Linda McMahon. Just like Murphy has done an acting job is skipping nearly 80% of his congressional sessions—and was only available in Congress to vote for Pres. Obama’s bankrupty-driven agenda—that gave us a $5.2 trillion dollar massive federal deficit in less that four years, without even attemping a jobs plam. We need a business person like Linda McMahon in the U, S. Senate, not a proven congressional-retread failure-like Chris Murphy—who has helped create a national deficit that our grandchildren won’t be able to pay for.  Murphy has a lot of nerve to promote himself as a “family man with his wife and children” in a paid TV ad.  Murphy is not thinking about the future of the families out there—only the political success of a non-achieving
political drain on our sapped, deficit U.S. Treasury—in himself. God, please lead our voters to make an intelligent vote in Mitt Romaney and his “save America team!”
There has never been a more crucial time for a change - THEN NOW!

posted by: DrHunterSThompson | October 10, 2012  4:05pm

Toca, it seems as though you have drunk too much cool aid. The government does not and can not produce private sector jobs. What it can do is simply provide an environment suitable to job growth and hope the private sector does its thing. It did not in 2011 when the private sector set records in profitability. Companies did not use that Capitol to invest in jobs, rather it went to the bottom line. CEO types got big raises and the stock market continued its ascent making billion$ for investors and hedge funds.

HST