3 October 2012

GOP may have a shot in Connecticut House race

GOP may have a shot in Connecticut House race

Could Connecticut get its first Republican congressman since 2006?

According to a poll commissioned by the right-leaning American Action Network, Republican Andrew Roraback leads Democrat Elizabeth Esty 42 percent to 35 percent in Connecticut's Fifth District. The poll was conducted by American Viewpoint.

This district, which takes in much of the western part of the state including Danbury and New Britain, is being vacated by Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who is running for the Senate. That same poll found Murphy trailing Republican Linda McMahon in his own congressional district by 11 points, 53 percent to 42 percent.

Democrats, though, are still the power in the Nutmeg State. President Barack Obama is beating Mitt Romney 49 percent to 42 percent in the state.

Courtney Parella

Communications Director