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The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll: Voters see economic experiences through political lens

While voters around the country report similar experiences with economic hardships like lost jobs and falling behind on mortgage payments, Democrats and Republicans differ significantly on their satisfaction with their overall well-being, The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll has found.

While 42 percent of likely voters say they’re worse off today than four years ago, and 35 percent say they’re better off, those perceptions differ sharply among those who identify with either major political party. Sixty-two percent of Democrats say they’re better off today; by comparison, 9 percent of Republicans feel the same way. (more…)

The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll: Obama and Romney race is close, but a large majority believes Obama will win

STORRS, Conn. – Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney has a clear advantage in the presidential race, and with a small number of undecided voters left to convince, turnout will be more critical than ever in pivotal states, according to a Thursday release by The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll.

Obama has a slim lead with support from 46 percent of voters, compared to the former Massachusetts governor’s 43 percent, the poll found. Just 8 percent of likely voters say they haven’t made up their minds. The findings suggest turnout will be critical in states like Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, and Colorado. (more…)

The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant Poll: Key U.S. Senate Race is a Dead Heat

The U.S. Senate race in Connecticut, which could determine whether the Democratic Party holds onto its narrow majority in the chamber, is a statistical dead heat with just over six weeks to go until Election Day, according to The University of Connecticut/Hartford Courant poll released Wednesday.

The poll of likely voters gives Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy a slight edge with 37 percent of the vote compared to Republican candidate Linda McMahon’s 33 percent. But since the margin falls within the poll’s 4 percent margin of error, it’s essentially a tie, said UConn poll director Jennifer Dineen. (more…)