Connecticut: How Much Is McMahon Closing in Senate Race?

Posted September 28, 2010 at 7:04pm

Democrat Richard Blumenthal’s campaign wasted no time countering a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday that showed the Senate race knotted in a statistical tie.

Blumenthal, the Nutmeg State’s longtime attorney general, was at 49 percent compared with 46 percent for former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, according to the poll of 1,083 likely voters taken Sept. 21-26.

But an internal poll done for Blumenthal’s campaign showed him ahead 52 percent to 40 percent. The poll of 606 likely Connecticut voters was conducted Sept. 20-23 by the Democratic firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research.

A polling memo noted that McMahon has spent nearly $22 million on the campaign so far, far more than Blumenthal.

Blumenthal and McMahon square off in their first debate in less than a week.