New CT Senate Poll
Steven L. Taylor
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Reversing a months-long decline in his lead in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has opened up a 54 – 43 percent likely voter lead over Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 49 – 46 percent Blumenthal lead in a September 28 likely voter survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll.
As a side note, the pronunciation guide in the press release is amusing.
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog).
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I have noticed that they include that pronunciation guide in every poll………
And yet I still hear talking heads on MSNBC and Fox call it the “Qunnipak” poll
“Reversing a months-long decline in his lead”
As a resident of the state I think this was largely myth generated by QU pollng. Over the past couple of weeks three polls have appeared showing Bloomie 12 to 15 points ahead so QU is really just falling in line. Absent the proverbial live boy or dead girl this race was never even close. The governor’s race maybe but not this one.