A new poll released this week has revealed a shocking result: Republican Linda McMahon is only 7 points behind Democrat Richard Blumenthal in the Connecticut Senate race. Though heavily favored to win, Blumenthal received just 47% of support, with McMahon garnering 40%.
No Republican has held a Senate seat in Connecticut since 1989 and the seat is only open because Chris Dodd, who has served since 1981, is retiring. In 2008 then-Senator Obama won in a landslide, winning over 60% of the vote.
However, in a year believed to play heavily to Republicans, a Democratic loss in Connecticut seemed extremely unlikely. A major Blumenthal gaffe could be part of the reason for his fall in the polls. In May, the New York Times reported that he had lied about his military service on several occasions, falsely stating that he served in Vietnam when he had not.
McMahon, on the other side, has just won the Republican primary and seems to be gaining in the polls. With unexpected Democratic Senate seats up for grabs, it gives weight to those who say that the GOP could take back both the House and Senate this election.
Statistically, this race is a dead heat.
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