Campaign Notebook: Ramussen Poll Shows Murphy Leading

News and updates from the campaign trail in Connecticut.

Fifth District

When it comes to energy issues, Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback agree on many points, reports the Register Citizen. Where they differ is on the controversial Keystone pipeline, which was quashed by President Barack Obama.

Second District

Joseph Courtney (D) will visit senior citizens at local senior centers in Eastern Connecticut today, tomorrow and Friday to tout the Democrats' plans for Social Security and Medicare. Joining him will be State Sen. Edith Prague, D-Columbia, a well-known champion for the rights of senior citizens.


Results of a poll released on Tuesday by Ramussen Reports shows U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy leading Linda McMahon by a 51-46 margin. The race appears to remain very close, as the margin of error is 4.5 percentage points.

Out of the 500 likely Connecticut voters surveyed, most of Murphy’s support came from so-called “leaners.” These voters aren’t particularly supportive of either candidate but said they are leaning towards voting for Murphy. Without these ”leaners,” Ramussen says Murphy would have a one-point lead.

Third District

Wayne Winsley wants three debates with incumbent U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, but he might have to settle for just one. According to the New Haven Independent, DeLauro’s campaign is in favor of one televised debate at a yet-to-be-determined date and two candidates’ forums.

Winsley believes the forums are not an adequate replacement for debates.

“These are not debates,” Winsley said. “Basically, it’s a meet and greet.”

Fourth District

Jim Himes (D): In a profile by the Connecticut Mirror, Himes is described as “one of Washington's tightrope walkers, trying to balance the fiscal concerns of his wealthy district with the core principles he holds as a Democrat.”

Steve Obsitnik (R):  In a district that’s rarely veered too far to the right, Obsitnik is described by the Connecticut Mirror as a moderate Republican  whohopes to attract unaffiliated voters by sometimes veering away from the Republican Party on the issues.

Robin Hood October 10, 2012 at 02:38 PM
It also took decades and this election for the McMahons to pay back their creditors a lousy 1 million even though they have made hundreds of millions. This proves 2 things. 1- They are not decent. 2- There is a serious flaw in our system of tracking people after they claim bankruptcy
Edward Munster October 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Robin Hood and George People who make comments while hiding behind an alias have no credibility and deserve no reply.
George October 10, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Thanks for the reply! So I presume you're discounting the true facts that I presented simply because I don't give my full name?
Robin Hood October 20, 2012 at 02:13 PM
The WWE received nearly $37 million in state tax credits for TV production, digital media and infrastructure since 2007, according to the company and the state Department of Economic and Community Development. This is a prime example of the out of control CORPORATE WELFARE that goes on in Corrupticut. 37 million for what??? They are already here, that money was to lure tv/movies here and it was wasted by insider back door dealings, and then she used it to buy a Senate seat. Unfreakingbelievable.
Robin Hood October 20, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Here's the link http://www.courant.com/business/hc-haar-wwe-tax-credits-20121019,0,1452243.column add in the money we give UTC, GE, Pfizer, etc etc and then add THEIR tax deferrements which they get through CBIA and YEEEEOOWWWWZZAAA 'gotta raise your taxes more and cut services.....it's the only way to keep these people rich beyind their dreams


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