Campaign Notebook: PPP Poll Shows Murphy Leading Race

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.


A survey conduced by Public Policy Polling shows Chris Murphy with a 48-42 lead over Linda McMahon. Last month, the survey showed a 48-44 Murphy lead.

Although McMahon leads the race with independents by a wide 51-38 margin, women support Murphy by 54-35 margin. Polls from other organizations showed a much tighter race.

McMahon’s campaign dismissed the results.

“While all polls are just a snapshot in time, PPP’s newest findings in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race must be noted for what they are: Democratic numbers from a Democratic polling firm [editor's note: this links to the campaign site],” said Corey Bliss, campaign manager. “In an effort to resurrect his failing campaign, Congressman Murphy’s Washington cronies have recently given him money, staffers, and now brand new poll results.”

Third District

Rosa DeLauro (D): Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is a popular target for DeLauro, and that trend continued on Facebook.

“Who are the 47% that Mitt Romney doesn't care about? They are seniors receiving social security, students and recent graduates paying college loans, unemployed individuals looking for work, and working families making ends meet to pay their bills. On November 6th let's make our voice heard. Let's show Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress that we do care about all of America's people.”

Wayne Winsley (R) will be in Milford on Sunday to speak to supporters. Details on the location can be found on this event listing.

Fourth District

A new ad for Jim Himes highlights the congressman’s fiscal record, but his opponents insists that the claim that Himes is dedicated to “responsibly reducing our deficits” is untrue.

A letter from John Puskar, Steve Obsitnik’s campaign manager asks the president of Cablevision to stop airing the ad. According to the letter:

“Because the advertisement conveys messages that are plainly disproven by fact, we respectfully demand that your station immediately stop airing the advertisement and that no further airings of this misleading content be allowed on your station.”

Fifth District

Elizabeth Esty (D) recently received more backing from unions. The American Federation of Teachers gave her their endorsement, reports the Register Citizen.

Andrew Roraback (R) released his first campaign ad. Titled “Solutions”, the advertisement paints Roraback as a remedy to partisan gridlock in Washington D.C.


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