USA Today is reporting that a new poll has revealed Linda McMahon to be within "striking distance" of her senate race opponent, Richard Blumenthal. The story notes, "Quinnipiac shows Blumenthal, the Democratic nominee, with a 51%-45% lead among voters likely to head to the polls Nov. 2. This despite the fact that 72% of those responding said they believe Blumenthal has the right experience to be senator, compared with 39% for McMahon, the GOP candidate. She's a political rookie.
Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz called the race "surprisingly close."
"With seven weeks to go and lost of money to be spent, anything can happen," he added. "The question is whether Linda McMahon can ride the anti-establishment, anti-Democratic wave to victory."