City | 4:20 pm | October 23, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

First Reactions: Third Presidential Debate

U.S. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced off in their third and final debate Monday night in Boca Raton, Fla. Though the two candidates ostensibly debated issues of foreign policy, both sides spent considerable time highlighting domestic differences — chiefly on the economy — in their last moments of prime-time television. Afterward, »

City | 8:11 pm | October 21, 2012 | By Lavinia Borzi

City reprints absentee ballots after omitting one question

Yale students wait to vote in the 2011 elections. High voter turnout in New Haven can impact this year’s Senate race..

After New Haven officials left out one question for absentee ballots to be used in the upcoming election, Elm City officials have started efforts to reprint and re-mail the ballots, according to the New Haven Register. The missing question concerned a recent referendum — proposed by the Peace Commission and approved June 4 by the »

City | 5:16 pm | October 18, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

Latest poll puts Murphy in lead

Chris Murphy speaks to Yalies on Old Campus.

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 »

City | 1:17 am | October 17, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

First Reactions: Second Presidential Debate

U.S. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squared off in their second of three debates at Hofstra University in New York on Tuesday. After the debate, student political leaders around campus shared their thoughts on the event. Read their reactions below: Ella Wood ’15, Vice Chairwoman of the Independent Party Supporters of the »

City | 6:48 pm | October 9, 2012 | By Michelle Hackman

Murphy takes the lead in polls

After poll numbers for weeks indicated a dead heat between Republican Linda McMahon and her Democratic opponent in Connecticut's Senate race, Chris Murphy, she now appears to be losing ground.

In the latest poll published on the senate race between U.S. Representative Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R), Murphy is pulling ahead with a 5 percentage point lead. The Monday poll, conducted by conservative-leaning pollster Rasmussen, surveyed 500 likely voters after the senate debate on Sunday morning. While 51 percent of likely voters said »