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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Lieberman Leads Lamont

Source: Yahoo! News

Sen. Joe Lieberman has a 10-point advantage over Democrat Ned Lamont among likely Connecticut voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

Lieberman, a three-term Democrat running as an independent after losing the party nomination in a primary, is favored by 49 percent to 39 percent over Lamont in the three-way race. Republican Alan Schlesinger trails with 5 percent.
The only people who are surprised by this poll are those who were surprised (and, in the case of my co-workers, acted like they were at a funeral) when Kerry lost in 2004. People who think liberal blinders are the trendiest of fashion accessories. Personally, I have the greatest admiration for people who think independently, and stand by the conclusions they reach in doing so.

So, evidently, do the good people of Connecticut...

The Quinnipiac poll showed that Lieberman has higher favorability ratings among likely voters, 51 percent to Lamont's 31 percent. While Lamont has slightly higher favorability numbers among Democrats (47 percent to 43 percent), Lieberman far outdistances his challenger among likely Republican and unaffiliated voters. Seventy percent of Republicans view Lieberman favorably compared to 12 percent for Lamont, and 48 percent of independent voters view Lieberman favorably compared to 30 percent for Lamont.

Unaffiliated voters outnumber Democrats and Republicans in the state.
You go, Joe!

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