Republican Linda McMahon holds a slim 1-point lead over Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy in Connecitcut's competitive U.S. Senate race, according to a new poll released Thursday.
The latest poll from Quinnipiac University shows McMahon leading Murphy among likely voters, 48 percent to 47 percent, in a race that represents an unexpected pick-up opportunity for the GOP.
McMahon is viewed more favorably than her Democratic opponent. Forty-five percent of Connecticut voters have a favorable view of the former professional wrestling mogul, compared with 41 percent who have an unfavorable view. Murphy's favorability rating, on the other hand, is under water: 36 percent have a favorable view of the three-term congressman, while 40 percent have an unfavorable view.
The PollTracker Average shows the two candidates neck-and-neck, with Murphy holding a roughly 1-point edge over McMahon.