Quinnipiac Poll: McMahon Leads By 22 In GOP’s CT-SEN Primary

August 9, 2010 5:18 am

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Linda McMahon — the former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO — maintaining her considerable lead over former Rep. Rob Simmons and financial commentator Peter Schiff going into tomorrow’s Connecticut Republican Senate primary. The poll gives McMahon 50%, Simmons 28%, and Schiff 15%.

[TPM SLIDESHOW: Bringing The Smackdown: Linda McMahon’s Campaign For Senate, And Her Colorful Pro-Wrestling Past]

McMahon’s 22-point lead in the latest poll is bigger than her 17-point lead in last week’s Quinnipiac survey, although the difference is just outside the poll’s ±3.8-point margin of error. Quinnipiac, in fact, is the only public pollster to have looked at this race so far, and their numbers have been more or less consistent since June. McMahon has been polling between 45% and 52%, Simmons between 25% and 30%, and Schiff between 13% and 15%.The TPM Poll Average shows McMahon leading with 49.5%, Simmons with 28.5%, and Schiff with 14.5%.

Check out TPMDC’s full coverage of the race here.

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