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Campaign Notebook: Murphy, McMahon Close in Poll

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Senate

The latest Quinnipiac Poll shows Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy essentially tied in the U.S. Senate race. McMahon holds a 48-47 lead with a margin of error of 2.4 points.

Women back Murphy by six points and men back McMahon by seven points. McMahon’s supporters are much more enthusiastic. Half of McMahon’s backers are "very enthusiastic," while 39 percent are "somewhat enthusiastic."

For Murphy supporters, 27 percent are reportedly "very enthusiastic" and 55 percent are "somewhat enthusiastic." 

Fifth District

Andrew Roraback is using decade-old footage of a Cheshire public meeting where Elizabeth Esty told seniors they could move out of town if they don’t like the amount of taxes they’re paying due to a revaluation of property. The 30-second ad is titled “Move Out.”

Esty, who later served on the Town Council in Cheshire, said she advocated for seniors as an elected officials. 

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