CT Sen Poll: Blumenthal +17

CT Sen Poll: Blumenthal +17

By Kyle Trygstad - July 16, 2010

Democrat Richard Blumenthal continues to hold a strong lead over Republican Linda McMahon in the Connecticut Senate race, a new Quinnipiac poll finds (July 7-13, 1367 RV, MoE +/- 2.7%).

Blumenthal 54 (-1 vs. last poll, June 8)
McMahon 37 (+2)
Und 7

"Connecticut voters still trust Attorney General Richard Blumenthal despite the Vietnam controversy," said Quinnipiac polling director Douglas Schwartz. "Ms. McMahon, however, has the momentum, even if the latest movement is only a small three-point change. ... She still has a long way to go, but she has a lot of time and a lot of money."

McMahon has dumped more than $21 million of her own money into the race and reported having $3.2 million in the bank at the end of June. Blumenthal raised $1.6 million in the second quarter and now has $2.1 million on hand.

McMahon is heavily favored to win the primary, leading former Rep. Rob Simmons, who suspended his campaign earlier this year, and Peter Schiff by taking 52% in the GOP primary. Simmons takes 25% and Schiff 13%.

Kyle Trygstad is a Washington correspondent for RealClearPolitics. Email him at: Follow him on Twitter @KyleTrygstad.

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