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Lamont Inches Ahead Of Lieberman In Dem Primary,
Quinnipiac University ^ | July 20, 2006 | Quinnipiac University

Posted on 07/20/2006 7:00:30 AM PDT by .cnI redruM

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."


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2006polls; antiwar; demprimary; election2006; electioncongress; joementum; koskoolaide; lamont; lieberman; limousineliberal; nutroots
JOOOOOOOOOOOOOEMENTUM!
1 posted on 07/20/2006 7:00:33 AM PDT by .cnI redruM
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To: .cnI redruM
moveon.org at work.
2 posted on 07/20/2006 7:03:34 AM PDT by KoRn
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To: KoRn

Pretty much. I'd say the purge has begun.


3 posted on 07/20/2006 7:04:06 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("Grog agree and anyone who questions this is not Conservative like Grog!!!")
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To: .cnI redruM

Since when is %4 'inches'? lol


4 posted on 07/20/2006 7:07:58 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: .cnI redruM

Good though Joe has promised to vote with Dems if elected as an independent this will still bode well for our team. The cost of two Dems vs. a Republican in a general election will help distract attention and some resources from other races that the DSC and DNC would rather focus on. Goes from an easy win for a Dem to a wild card race where it would be possible though not likely for the Republican to eke out a victory
he he :)


5 posted on 07/20/2006 7:12:26 AM PDT by DM1
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To: .cnI redruM

Lamont you big dummy!


6 posted on 07/20/2006 7:14:05 AM PDT by MP5 (The Only Easy Day was Yesterday)
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To: .cnI redruM

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1669062/posts


7 posted on 07/20/2006 7:17:12 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein(the moon is a harsh mistress))
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To: .cnI redruM

This is outrageous. Just a scant 6 years ago, Joe was the VP nominee of the this party for crying out loud. Now he is being purged by stalinists.


8 posted on 07/20/2006 7:18:57 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: .cnI redruM

YOU BIG DUMMY!!

9 posted on 07/20/2006 7:20:46 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Often wrong but never in doubt.)
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To: MP5

LOL! You beat me to it. But I had a picture. NYAHNYAH.


10 posted on 07/20/2006 7:22:04 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Often wrong but never in doubt.)
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To: KC_Conspirator
This is outrageous. Just a scant 6 years ago, Joe was the VP nominee of the this party for crying out loud. Now he is being purged by stalinists

The democrats have decided to give up the polical middle for the sake of the rights of terrorists.

Extremists supporting extremists.

11 posted on 07/20/2006 7:23:32 AM PDT by kidd (If God is your co-pilot, try switching seats)
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To: KC_Conspirator

I would never vote for Joe but I think the way his party is rejecting him really stinks. He has been a loyal Democrat office holder for decades, helped Al Gore almost get elected president, but now because he wants to defend America his party turns on him. Pretty low.

It is true that polls now show Lieberman would win big if he runs as an independent. But i agree with those who say the dynamics would change big time if Lamont wins the primary. Lieberman and his people would be dispirited. The Dems would be fractured. The shock waves of an incumbent senator being defeated in a primary would be a huge national story. So the Nov 7 race could be close too. Unfortunately the Republican, Alan Schlesinger, probably won't even be a factor.


12 posted on 07/20/2006 7:24:02 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Past Your Eyes; MP5

If my sarcasm tags had been in 48 type size, would you guys have spotted them....


13 posted on 07/20/2006 7:24:38 AM PDT by .cnI redruM ("Grog agree and anyone who questions this is not Conservative like Grog!!!")
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To: KC_Conspirator
See The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" column in the current issue:

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/060724ta_talk_hertzberg

Hendrick points out that one reason there is this action against Lieberman is lingering anger over the feeble speech on the Senate floor that Lieberman gave, eye lashing Clinton vigorously for lying to the nation and disgracing the office. So, the left is going to use the long knives on Joe for that?

 

14 posted on 07/20/2006 7:25:00 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Clintonoids never forget.


15 posted on 07/20/2006 7:26:27 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Past Your Eyes
LOL! You beat me to it. But I had a picture. NYAHNYAH.

Damn! Great picture too!

16 posted on 07/20/2006 7:30:06 AM PDT by MP5 (The Only Easy Day was Yesterday)
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To: KoRn

This also says much about NE lefty voters who have no morality in their choice of good American candidates who support basic American values. Lefties never support basic American values, historic or spiritual. Conn. must really have some propaganda machine to buy into a Leftist world view. Mass, RI, whew. Horrors for those citizens who actually want to elect values' representatives that are not built on cut and run, anti-military, anti-American historicity.


17 posted on 07/20/2006 10:43:57 AM PDT by phillyfanatic
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To: DM1

Who knows, maybe the GOP can pull out a win in a three-way race?


18 posted on 07/20/2006 10:44:40 AM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: gopwinsin04

Since you cannot believe these polls.


19 posted on 07/20/2006 10:55:43 AM PDT by conservative blonde (Conservative Blonde)
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To: Heartofsong83

Why the hell *cant* the GOP pull a victory against 2 Democrats?

It would be sad if we couldnt get 35% Rock-solid GOP voters in CT. Very sad.


20 posted on 07/20/2006 11:15:02 AM PDT by WOSG
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To: WOSG

I think that if Jesus Himself were running as a Republican in CT today he would not win. They are really messed up out in the Northeast nowadays. It's nice to live out here in AZ (despite McCain).


21 posted on 07/20/2006 12:21:29 PM PDT by kcrackel
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To: mewzilla

Somewhere, somehow this is all Hillary......


22 posted on 07/20/2006 12:45:49 PM PDT by mo
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To: Berosus; Cincinatus' Wife; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ...
One letter to the Salon editor regarding "Lamont surges, Lieberman fades in primary poll":
Dean and his radical bigoted spoilers
by Piss on Dean and The Rabid Left
Thu, 20 Jul 2006 17:20:45 -0700
The only reason Joe Lieberman's in trouble today is because Howard Dean and his radical lefties are trying to maintain some sort of relevancy by doing what the left does best - splitting the vote and creating a circular firing squad in our own party and letting the GOP sail to victory laughing all the way.

Hoping we'll all forget Dean's promise to make red country competitive when he browbeat his way in as DNC chairman, he's again focused on offering red meat to his pack of rabid leftist followers in a similar way as he did after he spent through his primary coffers like a drunken sailor without winning a single state by foaming on unintelligably about moderate Democrats (who actually had their stuff together).

Dean's promises about "converting" red country sounded good on the surface. But some of us actually noticed he had no viable plan to do anything like that and that his premises were full of holes. For instance, how do you get your message out in the south where there is no labor presence if you won't set foot in a church because your rabid fans are all vehemently anti-Christian. (The rabid left apparently didn't notice there aren't many mosques in red country to make up for the lost votes - nor anywhere in America for that matter).

Unfortunately those of us who doubted Dean were right as not one Republican red state incumbant is in trouble in the fight for the Senate. Meanwhile Bill Nelson, the very last of the Southern Democrat Senators, may etch out victory because of Katherine Harris's mistakes, rather than anything that Dean has done for him. (In fact, Nelson like many Democrats, have had to work had to distance themselves from Dean and his pack of rabid followers).

As usual, any victories the Democrats have this Fall will be despite Howard Dean and his rabid supporters rather than because of them.

23 posted on 07/23/2006 11:35:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (updated my FR profile on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: .cnI redruM
The man who would have been V.P. looks a bit distraught:
24 posted on 08/05/2006 7:05:14 PM PDT by Shuttle Shucker
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