FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — An early look at the 2016 U.S. Senate race in Connecticut shows Democratic incumbent Sen. Richard Blumenthal has 2-1 leads over two possible Republican challengers, according to the Quinnipiac Poll.
Among potential challengers, Blumenthal, a Democrat from Greenwich, leads:
- 61 percent vs. 27 percent over economist Lawrence Kudlow of Redding; and
- 61 percent vs. 26 percent over businessman August Wolf.
His Republican challengers are virtually unknown: 84 percent of voters don't know enough about Kudlow to form an opinion and 88 percent don't know enough about Wolf.
"With 13 months until he faces re-election, Blumenthal has a 2-1 approval rating and similar 2-1 leads over possible Republican challengers," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz.
The poll was conducted from October 7 to 11, surveying 1,735 registered voters with a margin of error of 2.4 percentage points.
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