CT Poll: Linda McMahon Leads Rob Simmons

Cross-posted at Red Noreaster

Quinnipiac Poll:

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, surging from a 10-point deficit two months ago, now leads former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons 44 – 34 percent in the Republican primary for the Connecticut U.S. Senate contest, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This reverses a 37 – 27 percent Simmons lead in a January 14 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In this latest poll, businessman Peter Schiff has 9 percent, with 12 percent undecided.

Linda McMahon also did the best in the general election match-up against Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D).  However, all 3 candidates trail badly.


Connecticut voters approve of President Obama by a 54% to 42% margin, but disapprove of the healthcare bill by a 48% to 40% margin.  Independents disapprove by an even wider 50% to 34% margin.

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