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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

CT-Sen: ARG Shows a Tight Race

Posted by James L.

Great news for Netroots candidate Ned Lamont: a new American Research Group poll shows Lamont and Lieberman neck-and-neck in the general election, contrasting with the latest QPoll that showed Lieberman up 53-41. From the ARG (August 17-21, likely voters, no trendlines):

Ned Lamont (D): 42
Joe Lieberman (I): 44
Alan "Gold" Schlesinger (R): 3
Undecided: 11
(MoE: ±3.5%)

ARG shows Ned's favorability rating at 47-34, and Lieberman's at 56-41. More interestingly, Lamont is picking up 18% of Republican voters (to Lieberman's 57%), while Lieberman's edge among independent voters is only 10 points (48-38)--not a daunting edge at this stage of the game.

Word on the street says that these numbers closely mirror the latest Rasmussen poll, which also shows a narrow two-point lead for Lieberman. Not that I put much stock in Rasmussen, but two nearly identical polls can't be discounted completely. If anything is clear right now, it's that the Connecticut Senate race is still well within reach for Lamont, and Lieberman's much-vaunted general election invincibility is nothing more than a myth.

Support Ned Lamont and the Netroots candidates today.

Posted at 11:16 AM in 2006 Elections - Senate, Connecticut | Technorati

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Good News from the latest Rasmussen Poll 8/22:
Lieberman- 45%
Lamont- 43%
Schlesinger - 6%

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 24, 2006 11:11 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Many republicans say that after winning in November Lieberman is planning to resign to take the position of Secretary of Defense. Afterwards the republican Connecticut governor would appoint a republican to replace Lieberman in the senate.

Lieberman is now calling for Rumsfeld’s resignation and campaigning with republican candidates.

If you are a CT democrat be afraid. Be very afraid.

Posted by: ClearwaterConservative [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 26, 2006 08:20 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment