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Poll Shows Obama's Lead Growing in CT

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 6.”

Other polls have found similar margins in the Connecticut Senate race.

Steven DeVaux October 18, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Obama may win but he is going to lose the senate and therefore his supreme court appointees in the next four years.
Better in Brookfield? October 18, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Steve, statistically Dems have a better chance of retaining the senate than they do of Obama winning re-election.
Lucia October 19, 2012 at 02:26 AM
The residents of CT are ill advised and must really like paying higher taxes and having their rights taken away if they cast their votes for the campaigner in chief although he is not going to win, Romney is ahead in national polls. At least the rest of the country knows what he's all about.
Ryen October 19, 2012 at 06:15 PM
BACK to the debate and the real "smoking gun" about the mythical "label of terror"! The President holding a relatively brief press conference the day after an embassy attack, and at the very very end of the press conference making a statement like this--and I QUOTE: "No act of terror will,,,,," THAT is not exactly calling the event a terror attack. That was his one and only use of the word "terror" that first couple days. If a sitting President was calling the event an act of terror, he would say "THIS act of terror..."--as many others have done also. Obama is a lawyer. Obama is a politician. Obama is WORRIED and was WORRIED about this happening when some of the details started to creep out about lack of security--plays right into Mitt Romney's hand in attacking U.S. security and so on. Usually being strong against an act of terror would be GOOD for a President seeking re-election--but not when the Administration and State Department got caught not responding to REQUESTS for more security in that arena and such a high-ranking official was lost. (continued below)
Ryen October 19, 2012 at 06:16 PM
(continued from above comment) Usually being strong against an act of terror would be GOOD for a President seeking re-election--but not when the Administration and State Department got caught not responding to REQUESTS for more security in that arena and such a high-ranking official was lost. To be fair to Obama: Maybe the President CANNOT truly know if it was terror within 24 hours or so; but I am SURE Obama was hoping it was NOT. And he CAN know in a few days or a week! Any way you dice it--for almost THREE WEEKS after that the Administration and State Department did EVERYTHING BUT call it terror!!!! Let's get real about this! And saying "No act of terror...." an abstract, negative, open-ended statement is NOT explicitly declaring it an act or terror. He used the WORD "terror"--not exactly the same thing, technically speaking. CHECK THE TRANSCRIPT! And take English 101 please! We deserve better from Candy Crowley--bad job there--and this lame-stream media! PLEASE! Wake up America--at least educated America!

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