Democrat Richard Blumenthal now leads Republican Linda McMahon by just five points in Connecticut’s race for the U.S. Senate in a survey conducted two nights after their third and final head-to-head debate.As of Thursday Rasmussen had the balance of power at 48-47 for the Democrats with five tossups.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Blumenthal, Connecticut’s longtime attorney general, picking up 51% of the vote. McMahon, the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, earns the vote from 46%. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, while three percent (3%) are undecided.
The latest numbers move the race from Solid Democrat to Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.
Just over a week ago, Blumenthal opened a 54% to 43% lead over McMahon the night after their first debate. While the race was closer in several surveys since January, Blumenthal has always held the lead.
It may be time for Blumenthal to bring in his war hero buddy John Kerry to help him bail out his sinking swiftboat. Oh, wait...
Don't forget: McMahon is self-financed and can saturate the airwaves the next two weeks. I see her ads in the New York market and they're very well done. I assume she's also blanketing much of southern New England.
Curiously enough the Golfer-in-Chief and his idiot sidekick are in Delaware campaigning for the bearded Marxist today even though we're told what a laughingstock Christine O'Donnell is and what a blowout that race is. Why would they waste time and resources in a state that's supposed to be sewn up?
Oh, because all of a sudden she's within 11 points with a 4.5 margin of error. Not only would Democrats and the pseudo-comedians on the left look like absolute morons if she won, but a good chunk of the GOP would as well.
Mike Castle was unavailable for comment.