If it's in the News, it's in our Polls. Public opinion polling since 2003.


Election 2010: Connecticut Senate

Connecticut Senate: McMahon (R) Still Runs Second to Blumenthal (D)

Republican Linda McMahon receives her highest level of support to date, but she still trails Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal by seven points in the final Rasmussen Reports look at Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state shows Blumenthal picking up 53% of the vote, while McMahon earns 46%. One percent (1%) are still undecided at this point. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Still, these numbers move the race from Solid Democrat to Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

One week ago, Blumenthal held a double-digit lead over McMahon, 56% to 43%. The Democrat has led consistently in polling since January, and his support has fallen below 50% only twice. In 15 surveys conducted this year, Blumenthal has earned 47% to 60% of the vote. McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, has picked up 31% to 46% of the vote in the same surveys.

(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

This statewide telephone survey of 750 Likely Voters in Connecticut was conducted on October 31, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Rasmussen Reports will release the final numbers from the state’s tightening gubernatorial race later this morning.

Which party would most Connecticut voters like to put in charge of the U.S. Senate? Do voters in the state think this election is more about President Obama's agenda or more about the candidates themselves? Become a Platinum member to find out.

Want to read more?

Become a Rasmussen Reader to read the article

Have an account?

Log In

Become a Reader


Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion information.

We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence, we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions, sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day. If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a daily update newsletter and various media outlets across the country.

Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll and commentaries are available for free to the general public. Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections, consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers, Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs and a full history of our data.

To learn more about our methodology, click here.