If the 2006 election for senator were being held today and the candidates were Ned Lamont the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger the Republican, and Joseph Lieberman running as an independent candidate, for whom would you vote?
Ned Lamont (D)............38%
Alan Schlesinger (R).......4%
Joe Lieberman (I).........49%
If the 2006 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were John DeStefano the Democrat and Jodi Rell the Republican, for whom would you vote?
John DeStefano (D).........28%
Jodi Rell (R)...................60%
Bad news for Lamont and his supporters, although it's worth noting that Lieberman hasn't cracked 50% and Lamont has managed to overcome a significant deficit before. This poll shows how effective Joe Lieberman, with the aid of Republicans and certain segments of the national media, has been at spinning his disastrous primary loss. This race will almost certainly narrow, but the fact that 72% of likely voters have made up their minds in the race should be troubling for the Lamont camp.
The race between Rell and DeStefano will also narrow, but probably not enough to give John DeStefano a fighting chance. Right now, only 50% of Democrats are supporting DeStefano. 72% of voters in this race have also made up their minds.
The poll surveyed 1,083 likely voters from August 10-14, and has a margin of error of +/- 3%.
Quinnipiac Poll. 17 August, 2006.