In what could be the final public poll of the 2012 Senate race, Public Policy Polling found Democrat Chris Murphy solidifying his lead over Republican Linda McMahon.
“Democrat Chris Murphy is likely to be the new Senator from Connecticut. Our final poll finds him leading Linda McMahon 52-43,” PPP tweeted Friday night.
The McMahon camp wasted no time to diss the poll, calling it a “desperate stunt” from a left-leaning polling firm aimed to discouraging McMahon’s supporters.
“PPP’s newly released poll is nothing more than a desperate stunt,” McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss said. “This poll is clearly meant to discourage Linda McMahon’s supporters. Today, we had over 1,000 volunteers making phone calls and knocking on doors. And this weekend our supporters will be knocking on 400,000 doors and making 600,000 calls. Whether it be manufactured polls, flying in President Clinton, or asking President Obama to beg for support, nothing can erase Congressman Murphy’s record. The ad from President Obama is the only ad he’s recorded for a Senate candidate this cycle. Too bad for Congressman Murphy the last ad President Obama recorded for a Senate candidate was in Massachusetts for Martha Coakley, who faded into oblivion.
“PPP is nothing more than a front for the Democrats, and this is a sad stunt. Our supporters won’t be deterred by the Democrats’ desperation,” Bliss said.