McMahon Closing in on Blumenthal in Connecticut?
6:13 PM, Aug 5, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A Quinnipiac poll out yesterday shows GOP Senate hopeful Linda McMahon of Connecticut gaining some momentum against Democrat Dick Blumenthal, the state's attorney general. According to the poll, Blumenthal leads McMahon 50 percent to 40 percent, a seven point gain for the Republican, who trailed by 17 points in Quinnipiac's poll two weeks ago. At the beginning of June, Rasumussen found Blumenthal was 23 points ahead of McMahon. Television ads like this one seem to have raised McMahon's profile in the state.
McMahon said the race is a "clear choice between a philosophy of big government, liberal government, and one of fiscal conservatism." She also notes that the stimulus did not provide for any private sector jobs and only stimulated the public sector.