There's an awful lot here, but here's what people are going to be talking about today:
19. (If registered democrat) If the 2006 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont for whom would you vote? (If undecided q19a) As of today, do you lean more toward Lieberman or Lamont? *Includes voters leaning toward a candidate.
SMONE ELSE(VOL) -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL) -
This is a likely voters number, which means that it's a good bellwether for the primary. Suddenly, Lamont is much too close for comfort. If Lamont keeps his momentum up, the election on August 8th will be a close one.
Lieberman also leads Lamont 57%-32% among registered Democrats. This is up from Lieberman's lead of 65%-19% among registered Democrats in the May 2nd poll. The convention provided a huge boost for Lamont: gaining 13% in a single month against an entrenched incumbent is no mean feat.
Remarkably, 76% of respondants still have no idea who Lamont is.
The negative advertisements released by the Lieberman campaign in recent weeks have obviously not had the desired effect.
To sum up: good news for Lamont, terrible news for Lieberman. One has to wonder if those rumors of Lieberman bolting the party carry any weight.
See the next post down for the rest of the poll.
Poll. Quinnipiac Poll--Connecticut. Conducted by Quinnipiac University May 31-June 1.