Poll: Connecticut Senate Race Now Too Close to Call

September 28, 2010 - 10:33 AM

Linda McMahon

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, a former wrestling executive, waves to supporters after winning the Republican primary in Cromwell, Conn., on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Hartford, Conn. (AP) - A new poll shows that Democrat Richard Blumenthal's lead in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race over Republican Linda McMahon has evaporated to within the survey's margin of error.

The Quinnipiac (KWIHN'-uh-pee-ak) University poll released Tuesday shows Blumenthal, the state attorney general, with a 49 percent to 46 percent lead over McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.

The survey of 1,083 likely voters has a sampling margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Blumenthal's lead in the poll two weeks ago was 6 percentage points. In a different poll of registered voters in March, Blumenthal's lead was 33 points.

Poll Director Douglas Schwartz calls Blumenthal's lead "statistically insignificant" and says he should be concerned about McMahon's momentum.