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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.

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