Waterbury, Connecticut (CNN) – We caught up with GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon just as the new CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation Poll was released showing her with a 13-point deficit–considerably larger than the 4-point hole she was in according to a Quinnipiac University survey out last week.
As you might expect, McMahon did not fully embrace the findings.
"I can tell you that is not what my internal polls show. They show it a much closer race," she told us Wednesday afternoon.
When we asked what her internal numbers are finding, she laughed - and refused to divulge the numbers.
McMahon said she will be campaigning pretty much nonstop until election day.
"I can tell you we are going to be pedal to the medal until the end of this race. I think you'll see the public polls will close very quickly and decisively," she predicted.
One variable in her favor is the amount of money she can pour into the race. The former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO is self-financing her Senate run. She has already spent more than $20 million.
Earlier in the day her opponent, Richard Blumenthal, was not taking anything for granted.
"We said from the start that this race is going to be very tight. I am up against a $50 million attack machine, and we knew from the outset that this race would be very competitive and very tough."
Asked if the widening race may mean that the public is not bothered by Blumenthal's admission that he gave misleading statements about his military service, McMahon said "Campaigns go up and down form week to week. We'll just have to see what the general public thinks."