A new poll gives Democrat Diane Farrell a 4-point advantage over U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4th District - essentially the reverse of their showing a month ago in a similar survey.
But because the latest poll carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points, it also suggests that the closely watched contest remains a statistical dead heat.
Sponsored by the Journal Inquirer and The Day of New London, the Research 2000 poll of 600 likely voters in the 4th Congressional District was conducted by telephone between Thursday and Saturday.
It shows Farrell leading Shays by a 47 percent to 43 percent margin, with 10 percent undecided. (Michak)
Another close, close race.
Michak, Don. "JI Poll: 4th district race a statistical dead heat." Journal-Inquirer 30 October, 2006.