Campaign Notebook: 30 Percent of Voters Undecided in Senate Race

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


A new poll from the University of Connecticut and Hartford Courant shows Chris Murphy with a 37-33 lead over Linda McMahon, but the 4.4 percentage margin of error essentially shows a tie.

The key to the election will be the undecided voters, who accounted for 30 percent of the people polled.

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D) helped a local family acquire medals for their deceased family member who served in Vietnam, reports the Connecticut Post.

Steve Obsitnik (R): Although perhaps they’re not the most unbiased graders, the Obsitnik campaign released a report card for Jim Himes, giving him an F for “jobs” and the “economy.” According to the press release, “Congressman Himes has been caught cheating off Nancy Pelosi and Chris Murphy’s partisan voting records.  Their answers are identical 94% of the time.” There was no mention of a curve.

Connecticut Yankee September 20, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Chris Murphy's personal financial situation, showing a negative net worth by Murphy's own admission, is appropriately being highlighted in this campaign. If a guy can't manage his own household finances, he has no business making decisions about public finances.
Will Wilkin September 20, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Chris Murphy is the only Democrat or Republican I will vote for in this election. That is because although both parties are toxic to the nation and equally responsible for the ruinous export of our mfg economy, Chris Murphy defied both parties to vote NO on the so-called "free trade" treaties with South Korea and Peru and Colombia. I can only hope this is because he recognizes how ruinous the FTAs have been to our country, causing millions of Americans who worked all their life to lose their homes and fall into poverty. For CT Yankee to imply that everyone poor deserves it because they mismanage their finances is exactly the callous thinking of the 1% enjoying the new riches extracted from looting our economy as a whole. There will be no revival of American wealth-creation without a revival of American manufacturing. That starts with replacing our country's ruinous free trade policy with a MADE IN USA TRADE POLICY, ie, use of tariffs, VATs, tax and public investment policy all to encourage ON-shoring of mfg and other high value-added industries. The goal should be to achieve BALANCED trade. There aren't too many years left before the wild dollar-printing/trade deficits lead to abandonment of the dollar as the international currency, at which time our nation will be exposed for the truly pathetic thing we have become: unable to make the things we use and unable to pay for the dirty energy on which we depend.


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