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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. 

Big Family October 18, 2012 at 07:33 PM
As far as the Presidency goes is this news? CT is as silly as most of NewEngland. Vote Dem. no matter who is on the ticket, like Teddy Kennedy who should have been in a cell not the Senate.
Richard Hooker October 20, 2012 at 12:08 AM
agreed on the voting. This state votes democrat no matter what.
Paul Alexander October 20, 2012 at 09:31 PM
Rut Roh! http://unskewedpolls.com/ If Obama looks like he will go down in flames then you can bet Hillary will bail...probably BEFORE the election. THAT would be interesting!!!
Hermann Zwergel October 20, 2012 at 11:09 PM
What do you expect from a State that is on top of the MOST EDUCATED rankings?
G October 21, 2012 at 02:36 AM
She will not resign before the end of his first term unless additional info on Libya comes to light that could affect the outcome. BTW, it's traditional for all Cabinet members to submit their resignation at the end of a president's term so he is free to appoint new ones should he so choose.

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