Friday, August 04, 2006

New London Day: Lamont by 10

This in from Political Wire:
A new poll commissioned by the New London Day gives Ned Lamont (D) a 10-point lead over Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) in next week’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary. Lamont currently receives the support of 53% of voters, compared to 43% for Lieberman.

No surprise there.

Source

"In Connecticut, Another Poll Gives Lamont Double-Digit Lead." Taegan Goddard's Political Wire 4 August, 2006.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

at this point single digits will look like a moral victory for Lieberman ....remember the "comeback kid" in 1992 NH finished second

MikeCT said...

Colin McEnroe talked to the Record Journal reporter (mp3) about the wacky behavior of the LieberThugs in Meriden.

Anonymous said...

and who can forget the fool who came in 5th in NH and called it a 3 way tie for 3rd. Tues can't come quick enough.

Anonymous said...

I do find it ironic Frank Lautenburg is concerned about the CT nominating proces, considering the only reasons he's even in the senate is Jim McGreevey strong armed the incumbent Torricelli to quit after the primary when he was sure to lose and found a friendly judge to let them subsitute Lautenburg a few weeks before the November election.

Anonymous said...

Well, you can be sure that Joe will do better than a "three way tie for third place" this time around.

MikeCT said...

In a CT Bob video, DC lobbyist and Lieberman thug Richard Goodstein disrupts an interview with a WFSB reporter. Then he refuses to answer a reporter about why he disrupted a Lamont event in Meriden and stalks away.'

Steinfels admitted that the LieberThugs were campaign staff.

Hat tip to LamontBlog.

More obnoxious and underhanded behavior from Goodstein.

MikeCT said...

More on the poll results from the J-I:

nearly two-thirds of Democrats don't want Lieberman to wage an independent campaign should he lose the primary Tuesday.

Asked whether they still view Lieberman as a Democrat, a plurality said yes, but at 48 percent this still was less than half those polled.

MikeCT said...

More from The Day (PDF):

Dissatisfaction with Lieberman was broad: Lamont led the poll in every age group, though that advantage shrank among older voters. Among voters aged 18 to 29, the challenger's lead was commanding; 57 percent compared to just 39 percent for Lieberman.

bluecoat said...

Where was Joeduring yesterday's Armed Services Committe hearings on Iraq? Oh, that's right Lieberman Reduces Effort to Get Out Vote

Please Mr. Schlesinger, get out of this race and give the GOP a shot at the seat. And please Jodi Rell, get out of the way.

Anonymous said...

Bluecoat.....If Schlesinger goes bye bye who runs in his place?they need a really big name Especially if this goes 3 way.Who would you suggest that would be agreeable to do it.

bluecoat said...

I expect that Joe will see the writing on the wall with help from his fellow Democratic US Senators if the primary loss is as bad as predicted and drop out. Lautenberg was in the Senate a long time before he retired and I beleive his comments that Joe needs to take a hard look at reality comes from his evaluation of what's going on and what he saw when he was here. Joe is simply out of touch with his constituents. One step at a time but like I said Jodi has to step back becasue whether the CT GOP wants to admit it or not, she too is out of touch with the state voters - despite her popularity in the polls. I personally don't know anybody who thinks much of her abilities except the usual Republican RahRahs and those who don't want Plan B in the RC Hospitals for rape victims. It won't take a big name in a two way race; it will take somebody who is a well spoken down to earth realist - and several registered Republicans in CT fit that bill.

bluecoat said...

I don't think this take has been poste on CLP yet so here it is:Senator predicts Lieberman would abandon run if he loses primary By DEVLIN BARRETT
Associated Press Writer
and on my above comments, the big assumption is that Schlesinger does drop out; it;s not all that clear he will; I heard his first radio commercial yesterday - he blames Joe for Ted Stevens bridge to nowhere - pretty lame

AB said...

Someone please tell me what has Ned Lamont ever done/accomplished in life to make him qualified to be a US Senator? Aside from being born with that silver spoon in his mouth that is?