October 18th, 2012 | City

Latest poll puts Murphy in lead

Chris Murphy speaks to Yalies on Old Campus.
Chris Murphy speaks to Yalies on Old Campus. Photo by Benjamin Ackerman.

Democrat Chris Murphy has pulled decisively ahead of Republican Linda McMahon in the ongoing U.S. Senate race, according to the latest poll conducted by the University of Connecticut and the Hartford Courant.

The poll surveyed more than 500 likely Connecticut voters, 44 percent of whom said they would support Murphy and 38 percent of whom said they supported McMahon.

The six-point margin falls outside of the poll’s four-point margin of error.

Part of Murphy’s growing advantage can be linked to his increasing body of support among women. Fifty percent of women in the poll said they would support Murphy, while 32 percent said they would support McMahon.

Still, 17 percent of the polled electorate remains undecided, leaving room for large swings in either direction during the last few weeks of the race.

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