Friday, August 04, 2006

Malloy Claims Momentum on his Side

Cites Internal Numbers Showing 3% Gap

Dan Malloy, appearing at the annual Italian Festival in Enfield tonight, defended his recent advertisement attacking John DeStefano's statements on women's health care, and claimed that internal numbers show him rapidly gaining ground on his rival.

The Malloy campaign has drawn some notice for its recent television ad depicting John DeStefano's head superimposed on the bodies of several women, while attacking statements he made regarding coverage of mammograms and hospital stays after birth in his universal health care plan. Malloy asserted that DeStefano had, in fact, gone negative first with a campaign flier just after the debate, and said that, in response to attacks, "Either you [go negative] and risk losing, or don't and definitely lose."

"It's a good ad... and [DeStefano] is going to spend the entire week responding to it. ...He went negative first. I'm doing what I have to do, within reason, to win this thing. It is an ad that has captured the imagination."

"I'm gonna win this thing. I don't have any doubt of that, as I stand here, that the momentum is shifting. It began shifting at that debate. ...The reality is that this thing... it's on a course that isn't going to change. You go from 20 points to 10 points to 7 points to 5 points -- our internal numbers have it at 3 points--no way it's going to stop now."

New polling will be out over the weekend that may bear out Malloy's claims.

Malloy's wife, Cathy (left), also appeared at the festival, as did campaign staff for Gov. Jodi Rell. Cathy was perhaps a bit stressed out, but very friendly and intense nonetheless.

26 comments:

TrueBlueCT said...

Momentum, schmoementum. After the ugly crap that Malloy has put forward, (his mailers running down New Haven, and that pitiful ad which tries to put DeStefano in a dress), even if Dan pulls off an incredible upset, by virtue of his low-road campaign, he will in effect have won nothing. (remember his bullying at the Dem convention?)

Honestly, there are lines, and DLC Dan has plowed through them. Did he cut a deal with Jodi Rell to use the balance of his campaign warchest for her benefit. Because that's the only real dynamic here.

Forget Dan Malloy. Line A has two "Democrats" who like to conduct themselves in the manner of Republican assholes. Line B is the right choice, both for change, and for Democrats who actually stand for something.

Again, Line B, baby.

Anonymous said...

People want to be with a winner and Dan Malloy can win at the primary and against Jodi Rell in November. Beating an incumbant so well liked as Governor Rell will be difficult, no doubt, but let's at least give dems a chance. That chance is only going to come with Malloy; not DeStefano. All this foolish talk of Dan being a republican is unfounded and getting rather dull to read. Their camp works really hard and I hope they win on Tuesday.

Janet said...

Dan is the candidate to choose and I will be voting for him on Tuesday.

Out of the two, he is the one candidate that can beat Rell in November.

Chris MC said...

More whining from TB. Where was he when Disaster for Connecticut went negative? Nowhere to be seen or heard.

Civility, schmivility as far as TB and the DeStefatrolls are concerned.

Eerily quiet though. Not like a coupla weeks ago. No crowing.

Gotta go do some actual campaign work now.

Four days to go.

Wrath of Conn said...

Hey TrueBlue -- You don't think superimposing your opponent over someone in handcuffs is worse? Or atleast as bad? You can act all magnanimous here, but the fact is 90% of the people on here (those without a pole up a certain orifice) see the ad for what it is, creative and to the point.

Plus, you never responded to the fact that DeStefano went negative first on crime (the issue you claim no Democrat is allowed to talk about!).

You can spin all you want, but Malloy has the momentum, and he's winning on Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

Oh yea, Dan is soooooo conservative. Especially his support for gay marriage, women's right to choose (Plan B) and so on.

Give it a rest!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what happens to the Dems after the Aug 8th primary. It's a party divided many many ways. Can the factions make nice, not likely.

Rell looking pretty invincible right now

Anonymous said...

Poor DLC Dan,

He Can't stop lying.Everyone knows his internals have him down 6 and even that # can't be trusted.

Being on the Same line as the Pariah instead of the Masiah means he has no chance at all.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap!

Did u just refer to Ned Lamont as a messiah?

Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly NOT voting for Lieberman, but damn, get some perspective!

Talk about having a holier than thou attitude.

CTRevolution said...

I talked to many voters last night who told me they wouldn't be voting for Dannel Malloy because of the ads and hate mails he has sent. He's turning off way more voters then he's gaining,

Since the last Q poll, DeStefano has had all the MOMENTUM, he's recieved counteless endorsements from labor, from prominent black leaders(Jackson, Sharpton, Glover) and he has a much stronger ground game.

I'd say DeStefano wins by 10 to 20 percent and Malloy's political career is over.

Anonymous said...

I heard Malloy's inside polling has him down by 12, but he's trying to spin it.

bluecoat said...

You mean he is lying about it, don't you?

Anonymous said...

Are you folks kiiding. Neither one of these guys is going to beat Rell in November. She is very well liked by the public...Republicans, Dems and Independents alike. Further the comments that she doesnt knwo what she is doing are just plain nonsense. She is a very well educated, intelligent, hardworking woman.

Its amazing, if she were a democrat, and republicans were saying the stuff about her that the elfties were saying here, they woud be screaming about her being slandered because shes a woman. its amazing, how as long as the candidate or individual in question is a Republican, its no holds barred.

fact is, she is gonna cream either challenger at the polls. Destefano is an unlikeable troll, while Malloy is seen by those outside fairfield count as a fairfield snob.....

AB said...

Are you folks kiiding. Neither one of these guys is going to beat Rell in November. She is very well liked by the public...Republicans, Dems and Independents alike. Further the comments that she doesnt knwo what she is doing are just plain nonsense. She is a very well educated, intelligent, hardworking woman.

Its amazing, if she were a democrat, and republicans were saying the stuff about her that the elfties were saying here, they woud be screaming about her being slandered because shes a woman. its amazing, how as long as the candidate or individual in question is a Republican, its no holds barred.

fact is, she is gonna cream either challenger at the polls. Destefano is an unlikeable troll, while Malloy is seen by those outside fairfield count as a fairfield snob.....

Chris MC said...

CTR, the only people you are talking to work for Disaster for Connecticut. Nobody but the DeStefatrolls thinks the add is off-base or over the line.

What's more important though is the impact that the ad is having out in the electorate. The trend is strongly Malloy's and the pitch is everything he needs to go 52-48 on Tuesday.

Now, back to work on that.

bluecoat said...

Rell has been inefective as Governor; she's agreed to anumber of bills that even Republicans didn't want like CFR to build her stock and she has agreed to some good bills to; but she hasn't accomplished much beyond those bills and forming some task forces. Thesegrandmamas have worked harder than anybody - including the state legislators - to do something about the abominable safety situation on too many of CT's highways.

disgruntled_republican said...

bluecoat -

I find it hystarical that you think she has been ineffective. CFR, stem cell research, transportation bill, ethics reform and the list goes on. Just because Republicans didn't always fall in line behind her doesn't mean she was wrong, does it? Yea, I know what you are gonna say, it wasn't her, blah blah blah. Check your facts, it WAS HER.

Have there been bumps along the way? Sure but isn't to be expected from any Governor? You betcha. Certainly the state has some problems, some big & some small, as do all states, but remember that Rome wasn't built in a day and she most certainly had a mess to clean-up from day one.

bluecoat said...

Ethics reform by Rell and the Lisa Moody saga simply don't fly; and the rest of the stuff you list DG are bills and task forces; and it is significant that she couldn't bring her own party along on CFR - she hadd her own PR agenda above good govt. and republican principles; she has been in office two years and she hasn't accomplished much in putting anything concrete in place; and whether you want to admit it or not she was not out front in any way shape or form on transportation and still isn't - her performance on getting the VRE carson the rails was one damage control press release after another - but the Republicans in the legislature gave her credit for the bill(s) despite her initial proposal to do nothing. As for her having a mess to clean up -well, she certainly wasn't telling the public there was nay mess in the general election that preceeded her accidental ascendency to the throne and she is still challenging anyone who suggests CT has problems as tearing the state down to bulid themselves up. Businesses aren't flocking to CT unless they get bribes like RBS, etc..that doesn't mean she won't win but I won't buy she's effective - and it doesn't mean that I don't rhink JDS will spend too much.


on another note this is the only place i could fined JDS's open space iniative and this on
Wikipedia and politicains - it's actually old news around the country but first time I have seen it regarding CT.

Anonymous said...

bluecoat is a wannabe Mainer. Strong environmental laws discourage development, which means open roads for those who don;t need to find one of the few scarce jobs in the state

disgruntled_republican said...

We obviously won't agree....I know I am right, you think you are so lets just move on.

bluecoat said...

and here's a little reality discussion on the supposed state surplus both sides are claiming wrongly as we learn fromTHE COMMENTARY at the interactive blog of Jodi's Lieutenant Governor

bluecoat said...

CT has plenty of brownfields with a road system in place to boot that it can clean up for development - Rell has touched on this in recent weeks; I am not big on the Starwood/Cerruzzi approach to overdevelopment of build, sell and run with the moneyed interests they share with Sonny Lenoci, Charles willinger and the Bridgeport Ganim clan. And last I knew there anon, CT wasn't creating a whole lot of quality manufacturing jobs but it also wasn't with a high unenployment rate either.

Chris MC said...

GOLF! Bluecoat! Great day to be out on the links!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, even after Malloy loses, I bet he will still claim momentum and keep trying to get endorsements. The one thing he forgot to get in this campaign, was the people's endorsement, d'oh.

Chris MC said...

Well, Anonymous, that isn't what the polling is telling Disaster for Connecticut.

John Fahan said...

Malloy was right to go after the
JDS on the high crime rate in
New Haven. If some are defensive about that than its because it is
true that crime is out of control there. Look Malloy can beat Rell and
that is information only a few people
like myself know because I know Malloy
and seen and participated in his campaigns in Stamford. If he wins Tuesday there is no stopping him. Sounds impossible to many out there but I know what I know.