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New Quinnipiac University Poll Shows Murphy-McMahon Match-Up

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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ A poll shows the two endorsed candidates for U.S. Senate in Connecticut have wide leads over their primary challengers.

The Quinnipiac (KWIHN’-uh-pee-ak) University poll released Wednesday morning shows former wrestling executive Linda McMahon with a 59-30 percent lead over former U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays among Republicans.

Democrats support U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy over former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (BY’-suh-wits) by a 50-20 percent margin.

Both McMahon and Murphy have increased their leads from a similar poll released in March, before the party conventions. In that poll McMahon had a 51-42 percent lead over Shays and Murphy led Bysiewicz 37-25 percent.

The telephone survey, conducted between May 29 and June 3 has a survey error margin of 4.2 percentage points among Democrats and 5 percentage points among Republicans.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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