So a new poll came out for the Senate race in Connecticut. There are some interesting numbers in there. For example, the article says:
• In early June, [Incumbant Democrat Joe] Lieberman was at 56 percent, [Democratic primary winniner Ned] Lamont at 18 percent and Republican [Nominee] Alan Schlesinger trailed far behind at 8 percent.
• By mid-July, Lieberman was at 51 percent, Lamont at 27 percent and Schlesinger at 9 percent.
• Now, the latest poll shows Lieberman at 49 percent, Lamont at 38 percent and Schlesinger at 4 percent.
I read that and think, wow, Lieberman has lost seven points in the last two months, while Lamont has gained 20. That's a big swing!
Thursday's poll showed Lieberman with 75 percent of the Republican vote, compared with 13 percent for Lamont and 10 percent for Schlesinger.
OK, lets all pause for a moment and notice that the Republican candidate is only getting ten percent of the Republican vote. More Republicans are voting for the most liberal candidate than the most conservative! Let's take that as an indicator of things to come in November.
I meant that more Republicans in the poll said they would vote for either "Democrat" in the race than the one Republican...freaky. Also, I would argue that between Lamont and Lieberman, Lamont is definately more liberal and progressive (and less in favor of people dying in Bush's Iraq occupation).
"His campaign stumbled in July after it was revealed that Schlesinger used a fake name to gamble at a Connecticut casino and had been sued over gambling debts at two New Jersey casinos."
And the poll showing that Republicans like Lieberman better, that also is no surpirse. They see that their Republican candidate has no chance, and they *really* do not like Lamont, so they throw their weight behind the moderate, Lieberman.