| Suffolk Univeristy released their latest poll that shows Dick Blumenthal and Dan Malloy leading the pack in the senate and gubernatorial races.
In the senate race, the poll provides no good news for Linda...
With less than two weeks left in the 2010 election cycle, Connecticut Attorney General and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Richard Blumenthal (57 percent) has opened up an 18 point lead over Republican candidate Linda McMahon (39 percent) in the Connecticut race for U.S. Senate, according to the latest Suffolk University poll. Connecticut for Lieberman candidate John Mertens has 1 percent, Independent Warren Mosler has 2 percent, while just 2 percent of likely voters remain undecided.
"Blumenthal, at this point, doesn't even need the Working Families Party votes to secure a win - he just needs Republican Linda McMahon to continue her negative ad campaign, as voters have viewed McMahon's campaign as the more negative between the two."
When asked who has run a more negative campaign in the U.S. Senate race, 62 percent of likely voters said Republican Linda McMahon, while only 20 percent said Democrat Richard Blumenthal, and 18 percent were undecided. And, when asked specifically about McMahon's ads stating Blumenthal lied about serving in Vietnam, 33 percent of likely voters said it made no difference as to who they would vote for on Nov. 2, 30 percent said it made them more likely to vote for Democrat Blumenthal, 25 percent said Republican McMahon, 5 percent stated it made them more likely to vote for another candidate, and 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided on the issue.
In the U.S. Senate race, frontrunner Democrat Richard Blumenthal scores a 56 percent favorable - 34 percent unfavorable rating, while his opponent Republican Linda McMahon scores a 33 percent favorable - 52 percent unfavorable rating.
As for the governor's race.
In the race for governor, Democrat Dan Malloy (49 percent) leads Republican Tom Foley (38 percent) by 11 points. Malloy also benefits from the cross-endorsement votes garnered as the Democratic and Working Families Party nominee. As the Democratic nominee, Malloy only led Foley by 7 points. Independent Thomas Marsh received the support of 4 percent and 8 percent of likely voters were undecided.
In the races for the Constitutional offices of secretary of state, treasurer, comptroller, and attorney general, all Democrats are listed separately as Democratic nominees and Working Families Party nominees, and lead their respective Republican opponents. For secretary of state Democrat Denise Merrill (32 percent) leads Republican Jerry Farrell (22 percent), Republican Jeff Wright (20 percent) trails Democrat Denise Nappier (43 percent) for treasurer, and Republican Jack Orchulli (16 percent) trails Democrat Kevin Lembo (33 percent) in the race for comptroller. Finally, in the attorney general race, Democrat George Jepsen (40 percent) leads Republican Martha Dean (28 percent). All of the above statewide offices carry high undecided counts signaling fluidity in all races.
You can read the poll's cross tabs, marginals, and bellwhether results by clicking here.