Connecticut Tighter

The senate race is getting tighter in Connecticut as Republicans fight for the right to face Democrat Richard Blumenthal, who still polls well despite being busted on false claims of military service.

Quinnipiac poll results released on August 9 show her with 50 percent of the Republican vote, compared to 28 percent for Simmons and 15 percent for Schiff. Another Quinnipiac poll, released on August 4, shows that McMahon is also the Republican who is polling best among registered voters against Blumenthal, with 40 percent to Blumenthal's 50 percent.