HAMDEN - A new poll finds Linda McMahon is leading the pack in Republican primary for Connecticut's U.S. Senate seat.

The Quinnipiac University poll finds McMahon leads former U.S. Representative Chris Shays 51 to 42 percent.

In the Democratic primary, the poll finds U.S. Representative Chris Murphy leads former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz 37 to 25 percent.