Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Caligiuri and Murphy in statistical tie

Just released poll numbers show that Sam Caligiuri is well positioned to win in November's election.

Tuesday the Caligiuri Campaign released poll results showing that Republican Sam Caligiuri is a single point behind Chris Murphy. This amounts to a statistical tie. In a head-to-head match-up, 39% of respondents favored Caligiuri while 40% favored Murphy. This represents a huge gain for Caligiuri and a big loss for Murphy, as Murphy was leading 49% to 28% in an October 2009 poll by the same firm.

According to Adam Geller, whose company conducted the poll, when a candidate polls under 50% that "bodes poorly" for the incumbent. Geller said that this change in poll results shows that one incumbent is losing steam while the other is closing the gap.

"This is proof that Chris Murphy's support for Nancy Pelosi's far-left policies is catching up with him, and that my message and record of fiscal conservatisim is resonating. Voters in our District did not want Obamacare, but Chris Murphy wants to take that legislation even further and create a public option. Voters did not want the wall Street bailouts or the so-called stimulus package Murphy voted for, and they do not want the Cap and Trade bill he co-sponsered," said Caligiuri. "I am thrilled that the fiscally responsible policies I am promoting are giving them hope that we can reverse this course and get our economy growing again."

Other key date points from the poll show that:

  • In the hard re-elect question, only 36% believe Chris Murphy has performed his job in Congress well enough to deserve re-election, while 45% think it's time for a new person.
  • In an ominous sign for the party in power, only 29% of voters believe the country is heading in the right direction, while 63% believe things are off on the wrong track.
  • The generic ballot favors Republicans, 41% - 38%. Among unaffiliated voters, the generic Republican leads 38% - 32%.
  • In the "gas pedal/brake pedal" question, 54% prefer a Republican who will oppose Obama and Pelosi, and 36% prefer a Democrat who will support Obama and Pelosi.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Dave Albanese said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPQx1IqPW-c

October 18, 2010 at 9:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First time looking at the RC blog. Certainly looks like RC is another right wing rag like the Waterbury republican.

August 18, 2011 at 10:54 AM 

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