With Linda McMahon looking to announce her second bid for the U.S. Senate tomorrow, early polling shows both good and bad news for the former WWE CEO, according to The Middletown Press. While she is able to defeat former U.S. rep Christopher Shays in a Republican primary match-up 50-percent to 35-percent, she falters against Democratic opponents during the General Election in early polling.
In a General Election line-up, McMahon is behind Democratic U.S. Rep Christopher Murphy by double digits, 49% to 38%. When polled against former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz, also a Democrat, she also is behind 46%-38%.
McMahon was unsuccessful in a 2010 bid for the U.S. Senate from the state of Connecticut against Richard Blumenthal, who she ended up losing to 55.2%-43.2%. McMahon lost by double digits in a wave election that a majority of Republicans won across the country. Both parties are vying for the seat that will be emptied when Independent Joe Lieberman steps down from his seat in 2012.