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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. 

PJ October 18, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Of course Obama is winning in CT! We had our governor, at OUR TAXPAYER'S EXPENSE go out and stump for him! The voters in this state love to vote dem, then sit back and complain about the disaster this state is in. Go figure. I guess the definition of insanity rings true in CT...doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results. The country is in a total mess....Obama has lied repeatedly to the Americans...unemployment is killing people...more people are on food stamps and welfare than EVER before...yet the citizens in CT don't believe it and want 4 more years from the worst president we have EVER had!
Jimmy Pursey October 18, 2012 at 02:40 PM
So, let me get this right...the "solution" to these so-called "problems" of yours...is to put Mormons into positions of power in our country?
Evelyn Jenkinson October 18, 2012 at 03:00 PM
What does being a Mormon have to do with anyone's ability to lead the country, any more than being Christian or Catholic or a Jew? If anything, Mitt is a moral, ethical man. I guess you prefer the existing moron to a Mormon? Or would you prefer a Muslim? Are you a bigot?
Rashomon October 18, 2012 at 04:43 PM
So Romney is a pillar of virtue and never stretches the truth? They're both as bad as each other. Funny thing though - I've lived in CT for over 20 years and maybe met 5 people who are democrats (admitted to it at least). Most people claim to be republicans and/or libertarians but it seems we always go democratic - go figure.
sebastian dangerfield October 18, 2012 at 07:37 PM
So, let me get this right...the "solution" to these so-called "problems" of yours...is to put Mormons into positions of power in our country? "so called "problems" such as people on food stamps, unemployment . These are so called problems. I wonder what real problems equate to, in Jimmy Pursey land. And I wonder why Jimmy references Romney's religion. Does it sound ok to say "why should we put children of Muslims " in position of power? It sounds pretty nasty-- and ignorant to me. Jimmy must be a student of Adolph Hitler? Didnt he try to ostracize people on the basis of their religious beliefs? I thought liberals were far more tolerant of religious freedom. Jimmy comes from a cop background (or so he says) and probably a dad who taught him to beat up on jews as his brand of power.

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