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08-04-2010, 06:19 AM
Hartford (AP) A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows former wrestling executive gaining ground on Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in a potential general election match-up for the U.S. Senate.

The survey, released Wednesday, has McMahon trailing Blumenthal by 10 percentage points, compared to 17 in a July poll.

The poll also shows Rob Simmons is cutting into McMahon's lead in Connecticut's Republican Senate primary campaign since re-entering the race.

McMahon, who won the GOP's endorsement in May, faces a primary next Tuesday against Simmons and Peter Schiff. Simmons, who curtailed his campaign after losing the endorsement, last month jumped back into the race and began running TV ads.

He now trails McMahon by 17 percentage points. That's compared to 27 in July.

The poll's margin of sampling error is 3.1 percentage points among likely GOP voters.