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Hey Mikey if you are going to post information as FACT get it right........
July 20, 2006 - Lamont Inches Ahead Of Lieberman In Dem Primary, Quinnipiac University Connecticut Poll Finds; Incumbent Still Leads In 3-Way November Matchup
Anti-war Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont has surged to a razor-thin 51 - 47 percent lead over incumbent Sen. Joseph Lieberman among likely Democratic primary voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 55 - 40 percent lead for Sen. Lieberman among likely Democratic primary voters in a June 8 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
In possible general election matchups: Lieberman defeats Republican challenger Alan Schlesinger 68 - 15 percent;
Lamont beats Schlesinger 45 - 22 percent, with 24 percent undecided; Running as an independent, Lieberman gets 51 percent, to 27 percent for Lamont and 9 percent for Schlesinger.
"Lamont has turned what looked like a blowout into a very close Democratic primary race," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.
"Lamont is up, while Lieberman's Democratic support is dropping. More Democrats have a favorable opinion of Lamont, who was largely unknown last month, and see him as an acceptable alternative to Lieberman. But Lieberman's strength among Republicans and independents gives him the lead in a three-way matchup in November."
All voters say 56 - 31 percent that Lieberman deserves reelection, but likely Democratic primary voters split 46 - 45 percent on this question.
In an open-ended question, where voters can give any answer, 35 percent of those likely Democratic primary voters who say Lieberman does not deserve reelection list his support for the war in Iraq as the main reason.
Lamont does not have the "right kind of experience to be a U.S. Senator," voters say 39 - 24 percent, with 37 percent undecided. Likely Democratic primary voters split 37 - 37 percent on Lamont's experience.
"Among the 45 percent of likely Democratic primary voters who think Lieberman shouldn't be reelected, the biggest group, 35 percent, cite the war in Iraq as the main reason," Dr. Schwartz said. "And 45 percent of likely Democratic primary voters say they would vote against Lieberman solely because of his support of the war."
Connecticut voters disapprove 68 - 27 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing. Voters disapprove 70 - 25 percent of the way the President is handling the Iraq war and say 63 - 31 percent that going to war in Iraq was the wrong thing to do.
Incumbent Republican Jodi Rell has a 74 - 13 percent approval rating and better than 2 -1 leads over either of her Democratic challengers:
62 - 25 percent over New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, compared to 64 - 24 percent June 8;
64 - 23 percent over Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy, compared to 65 - 22 percent.
Gov. Rell gets a 59 - 7 percent favorability rating from Connecticut voters, with 22 percent mixed and 11 percent who don't know enough to form an opinion. For DeStefano, 51 percent don't know enough to form an opinion; 75 percent for Malloy.
Among likely Democratic primary voters, DeStefano leads Malloy 52 - 32 percent, compared to a 46 - 35 percent DeStefano lead June 8.
From July 13 - 18, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,502 Connecticut registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points. The survey includes 653 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.8 percentage points.
Battered by slings and arrows from fellow Democrats, Senator Joseph Lieberman now lags ten points behind the man challenging him for the Democratic nomination. The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Connecticutâ€™s Democratic Primary shows Ned Lamont leading Lieberman 51% to 41%.
Thatâ€™s a significant difference from last month when Lieberman led 46% to 40%.
As the Democratic nominee, Lieberman would likely crush the Republican
opponent (see our general-election story on Connecticut's Senate
race). But Lieberman has been targeted by members of his own party
angered by his support for the war in Iraq.
Lieberman's weakness is no surprise to regular visitors of the
Rasmussen Reports site. We first noted it last December, when we
polled about a possible Lowell Weicker run for the Senate seat.
Weicker, then considering a campaign as an Independent, said he was
doing so because of the incumbent's pro-war stance. With no Republican
yet in the mix, the former governor garnered 32% support to
Lieberman's 54%, and was tied with Lieberman among liberals most
concerned about the war.
Among liberal Democrats, Lieberman attracts only 20% support, whereas Lamont attracts 67%.
Lieberman is viewed more favorably by all voters than is Lamont, but
Lamont enjoys a clear edge with Democrats. Forty-nine percent (49%) of
Democrats view the incumbent favorably; 67% view Lamont favorably.
Only 12% of Democrats approve of George W. Bush's performance as
President; 85 % disapprove.
Senator Lieberman has filed a petition to run as an Independent should
he fail to secure the Democratic nomination. The state's primaries are
held August 8.
ok my mistake on the Democratic numbers but where in there does it show they are dead even in the overall election at 40%?
Like I said get it right don't just throw stuff out there. Not to mention the Quin. poll was released 3 days prior to this report so it is hardly old news. Might even be the same time frame for the poll which calls into question the methods of the pollsters to come up with the numbers.