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New poll shows close race in Conn.'s 5th Congressional District

A new poll is out from Emerson College of Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District race.  With 4-percent undecided, Republican challenger George Logan has 48-percent support and incumbent Democratic Representative Jahana Hayes has 47-percent support for re-election. The undecided voters’ support splits evenly between the two candidates when undecided voters are asked which candidates they are leaning towards.

 

But more respondents have a favorable opinion of Hayes than of Logan.  51-percent have a favorable view of Hayes, with 46-percent unfavorable. 3 percent are unsure of their opinion of Hayes. 45-percent have a favorable view of Logan, with 36-percent unfavorable. 12-percent are unsure and 7-percent have never heard of Logan.

 

The economy is the most important issue for 46-percent of Connecticut 5th District voters, followed by abortion access at 16-percent, and threats to democracy at 14-percent.  51-percent of 5th District voters think the state is on the wrong track, while 49-percent think it is headed in the right direction.

 

Half of 5th District voters say the overturning of Roe v. Wade makes them more likely to vote in November, while 47-percent say it makes no difference on their likelihood to vote. 4-percent say it makes them less likely to vote.

Emerson College Polling Executive Director Spencer Kimball says there is a stark gender divide among 5th District voters: 55-percent of women plan to vote to re-elect Hayes whereas 57-percent of men plan to vote for Logan.