According to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, a new poll shows Elizabeth Esty ahead of Andrew Roraback by nine points.

The Global Strategy Group poll shows 45 percent of the vote going to Esty, with 35 percent to Roraback. Check out the  polling memo below.

“After voters are read positive profiles of both Esty and Roraback, Esty’s lead expands to 15 points, 53 percent to 38 percent,” the poll says.

The poll also shows a generic Democrat ahead of a generic Republican, 48 percent to 38 percent.

“While Elizabeth Esty proves to voters she is an independent leader who will stand up for the middle class, Connecticut voters are rejecting Andrew Roraback for standing with the Republican Party that would ask seniors to pay more for health care in order to give tax breaks to millionaires and Big Oil companies,” Stephen Carter, of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in the release.  “Andrew Roraback’s extremism is wrong for Connecticut’s seniors and middle class and he can’t be trusted as a moderate voice in Congress.”

According to blogger Kevin Rennie, a Quinnipiac poll on the Senate and presidential races spells the opposite — that favorable numbers for Mitt Romney and senate candidate Linda McMahon might mean trouble for Esty.

“The poll signals trouble for Democrat Elizabeth Esty as she lurches to the left by hitching a ballot ride with the Working Family Parties in her race against Republican Andrew Roraback for that toss-up seat,” Rennie writes.

DCCC Esty Poll