Rasmussen Reports is showing Democrat Richard Blumenthal with a post-debate bump.

In a poll taken the night after his televised debate with Republican Linda McMahon, Blumenthal led, 54 percent to 43 percent. A week ago, his lead in the Rasmussen was 50 percent to 45 percent.

The poll of likely voters has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage 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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