“Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Connecticut, taken last night, now finds Blumenthal leading former GOP Congressman Rob Simmons 56% to 33%. A month ago, Simmons had a 13-point lead over Dodd.
Linda McMahon, the ex-CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, trails Blumenthal by a 58% to 34% margin. She led Dodd by six.
Long-shot candidate Peter Shiff, the widely-known president of Euro Pacific Capital, was essentially even with Dodd but now trails Blumenthal by more than two-to-one - 60% to 24%.”
Rob Simmons 33%
Linda McMahon 34%
Peter Shiff 24%
Mind you, Coakley was ahead by as much as 30%, with only 2 months to go to the elections and still lost. Anything is possible if you run a grrat campaign, and have confidence in yourself. The political environed right now is not very friendly to the Democrats.
True, anything can happen. But as a CT resident I can tell you that Blumenthal has very positive ratings across the state, even including a sizable amount of republicans. I’m sure he’s got to have higher ratings that Chokeley did in MA, and doesn’t have anywhere near her skeletons or controversy (letting innocent guy to rot in jail, etc.)
He’s going to be tough to beat for sure.