Poll Shows Obama's Lead Growing in Connecticut

Connecticut will likely remain blue this November when it comes to voting for the president. The Senate race is far less certain.


Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are busy fighting for key battleground states throughout the country, and Connecticut is mostly uncontested. A poll from Siena University shows Obama with a huge 15-point lead in the state.

Obama leads by a 53-38 margin with 7 percent of voters undecided.

“At this point, Connecticut’s electoral votes appear solidly blue as the President has opened up a 15-point lead with a commanding margin among Democrats and a five-point bulge among independents,” said Don Levy, director of the Siena Research Institute in upstate New York, in a written statement.

The Senate race remains much closer. Polling shows U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy leading Linda McMahon by a 46-44 margin.

“Connecticut residents now have high negatives towards both McMahon and Murphy with over one in ten viewing both candidates unfavorably,” Levy said. “Murphy is underperforming relative to the top of his ticket while McMahon has more support among most groups than does Romney.  This one may be decided on who turns out and how the last minute deciders feel as they walk into the polls on November 6th.”

Other polls have found similar margins in the Connecticut Senate race.

Sandra October 22, 2012 at 05:08 PM
JOBS is a four letter word- just sayin when you have something important to share let us know
Micki Martin October 22, 2012 at 05:10 PM
haha...the people advocating Bush redux are telling me I have to be scared. Last post of the day folks. work to do. Gonna phone bank for the Democratic ticket. Suggest you get off the computer and go do some real political work if you are really committed. over and out
James R M.D. October 22, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Didn't Senator Obama himself say he was not ready for the job? YES. Didn't he only have some 139 days of experience in the Senate? YES Didn't he vote present most of the time? YES Didn't he praise Jeremiah America hater Wright? Didn't he buy a house at a deep discount from Tony Rezko who is now in jail? YES Didn't he do cocaine? YES Didn't he lie to the nation on LIBYA? YES Didn't he go to Vegas the very morning after? YES Didn't he go on the VIEW, Letterman, Daily Show? YES Didn't he go to Jay-Z Beyonce "uber" wealthy fundraiser? YES Didn't he call these tragic assassinations mere "bumps in the road"? YES I am running out of ink........................
James R M.D. October 22, 2012 at 06:31 PM
You know what REAL work is?.....dealing with people like you. Put down your talking points and start dealing in facts and thinking on your own. Just sayin'
Micki Martin October 28, 2012 at 08:26 PM
How silly. Signs are disappearing on both sides. This is no indication of anything for either candidate.


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