Democrat Richard Blumenthal has a five-percentage point lead over Republican Linda McMahon in their U.S. Senate race, according a Rasmussen Reports poll out today.

Rasmussen has Blumenthal leading 50 percent to 45 percent, the tightest margin in their surveys.

Quinnipiac University will post its new Senate poll tomorrow. In a Quinnipiac poll of likely voters two weeks ago, Blumenthal led by 6 points.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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