Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jahana Hayes is in a dead-heat race against Republican opponent George Logan, according to new polling data.
Hayes and Logan are polling at identical levels of support, each at 45%, according to a CT Examiner/Fabrizio, Lee & Associates poll.
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Approximately 10% of those polled were undecided.
Logan is looking to become the first Republican in 16 years to win in the state’s 5th Congressional District.
Within those undecided respondents, 28% said they were leaning toward supporting Logan. Approximately 16% of undecided voters said they were leaning toward Hayes.
The CT Examiner/Fabrizio, Lee & Associates poll surveyed 600 likely voters in the district from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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Despite the dead heat between Hayes and Logan, not all Connecticut midterm election races are expected to be as tight.
Rep. Jim Himes has a strong 53%-37% lead over Republican challenger Jayme Stevenson, and Rep. Joe Courtney is blowing out GOP candidate Mike France by 51% to 29%, according to the same CT Examiner poll.
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Hayes, who made history as the first Black woman and Black Democrat to represent Connecticut in Congress, won both her 2018 election and her 2020 re-election by double digits. But the Congressional Leadership Fund, the leading super PAC aligned with House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, has dished out $3 million in the district to boost Logan, who is also Black.
Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.
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