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DEBATE LIVE TONIGHT // Poll Shows Dead Heat In Connecticut Senate Race – Watch LIVE The Connecticut Senate Debate Tonight

Poll Shows Dead Heat In Connecticut Senate Race - Watch LIVE The Connecticut Senate Debate On Sunday

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The Connecticut Senate race is essentially tied one month before the November election as Democratic Representative Christopher Murphy tries to fend off former wrestling magnate Linda McMahon, a Quinnipiac University poll showed on Thursday.

McMahon, a former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment who lost a Senate race in the state two years ago, has battered Murphy with negative television ads since before the August 14 primaries. The poll showed McMahon leading the three-term congressman 48 percent to 47 percent.

The majority of likely voters say they have seen McMahon’s ads and most consider them effective, the poll found.

The poll could presage bad news for Democrats, who hope to hold on to their 51-47 advantage over Republicans in the 100-seat U.S. Senate. The chamber includes two independents, including U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, whose retirement after four terms in office created the open seat.

The candidates in the Democratic-leaning state have been locked in a dead heat since the primaries, setting up an unexpectedly competitive race in a state where President Barack Obama holds a double-digit lead over Republican Mitt Romney.

Source: Reuters

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