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Blumenthal Up on McMahon By Double Digits
Public Policy Polling ^ | 4 October 2010 | Tom Jensen

Posted on 10/04/2010 1:29:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA

Raleigh, N.C. – Contrary to polls in the last week showing Linda McMahon closing to a single-digit deficit behind Richard Blumenthal in the Connecticut Senate race, PPP’s first measure of the race since January shows the Democrat still well ahead, though not by the 20-point-plus edge he had had in the spring. The state’s popular Democratic Attorney General leads the Republican WWE executive, 53-41, among likely voters.

(Excerpt) Read more at publicpolicypolling.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; connecticut; mcmahon
For what it's worth.. I realize it's PPP, but was hoping for a better result nonetheless.
1 posted on 10/04/2010 1:29:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA

Relating those old war stories on the campaign trail must be working for him.


2 posted on 10/04/2010 1:37:18 PM PDT by badgerlandjim
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To: ScottinVA

Truth be told, I couldn’t give a rat’s ass. I’d rather the GOP v. Dems/Obama showdown take place in conference committee than after the bill gets to Obama’s desk. Swing-state battles matter; battles with real conservatives showing up libtards (Washington, Colorado, Pennsylvania) matter. All winning in Illinois and Connecticut will do is give the mushy middle a reason to blame the Republicans, and the RINOs a solid voting block to undermine conservatives.


3 posted on 10/04/2010 1:38:38 PM PDT by dangus
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To: badgerlandjim
Relating those old war stories on the campaign trail must be working for him.

I guess... WTH makes that lying POS so "popular" up there anyway??

4 posted on 10/04/2010 1:39:20 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

PPP results border on propoganda.
Wait for Rasmusssen.


5 posted on 10/04/2010 1:41:46 PM PDT by kidd
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To: dangus

FWIW, if McMahon actually WERE a conservative, her winning ad would read like this:

“For years, Senator Chris Dodd ran the banking committee. Under his leadership, Congress passed laws that forced banks to make loans even to illegal aliens with no valid U.S. identification, no money down, and artificially suppressed teaser rates. When Senator Dodd took kickbacks to spread these shady practices, Attorney General Dick Blumental looked the other way. Hartford’s Insurance industries went bankrupt. And Connecticut taxpayers paid the bill. Now, that outside criticism has finally forced Chris Dodd to step down, Dick Blumenthal expects to take his job. Outrageous.”


6 posted on 10/04/2010 1:45:52 PM PDT by dangus
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To: kidd
PPP results border on propoganda.

Sometimes they hit the target, though. They were the only ones to poll COD ahead prior to the primary in DE. That said, I realize they attempt to lead public opinion as well as report on it, thus my caveat in #1.

7 posted on 10/04/2010 1:47:12 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: ScottinVA

PPP: Partisan Push-Pollsters


8 posted on 10/04/2010 1:49:30 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: kidd

“Wait for Rasmusssen.”


Or SUSA.

This race will be close, irrespective of what the Kos-subsidized PPP claims.


9 posted on 10/04/2010 1:49:34 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: ScottinVA

>> I guess... WTH makes that lying POS so “popular” up there anyway? <<

An opponent who won’t disagree with him in public on any issues?


10 posted on 10/04/2010 1:52:36 PM PDT by dangus
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To: ScottinVA

BS!


11 posted on 10/04/2010 1:59:43 PM PDT by techno
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To: techno
If this is a weekend poll , i agree . He may be ahead but she is within striking range . He is one of the few people who you can smell during a tv appearance .
12 posted on 10/04/2010 2:04:29 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: ScottinVA
Sure, 41% Dem, 30% indep and 28% Repub - another fair PPP poll!

Even if those percentages represent CT demographics, the first group is going to be a no show in November. Even in CT, the indep and GOP is fired up. The Vietnam Vet. has his hands full.

13 posted on 10/04/2010 2:35:14 PM PDT by dan on the right
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If you oversample democRATS what a surprise that the ‘RAT leads


14 posted on 10/04/2010 2:47:47 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: ScottinVA

I think removing Obama in 2012 is more important than having technical control of Congress in 2010. Let the Democrats continue to take the blame for the consequences of their policies in the meantime.


15 posted on 10/04/2010 3:02:08 PM PDT by Argus
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To: ScottinVA; All

FYI..their first debate is tonite..7PM EST, on C-span


16 posted on 10/04/2010 3:13:27 PM PDT by ken5050 (Payback's a "Pelosi")
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To: ScottinVA
I live in Connecticut. Dick 'I misspoke' Blumenthal is undeservedly popular and has excellent name recognition in Connecticut because he's been AG and a inveterate news hog for 20 years. The local media leans left (Hartford Courant is a commie rag) and the Democrats have a huge voter registration advantage. Add to that, the RNC routinely ignores CT and the state GOP is basically moribund. Fortunately, Linda McMahon can fund her own campaign and, in this anti-incumbent election, may squeak out a win. She is not a conservative but she may be better than a RINO. In any case, Blumenthal is a cold fish and after basically phoning it in for the last 5 elections, he isn't used to campaigning and may just blow it.

McMahon needs to get tougher in her TV ads, which are ubiquitous. She should be caling out the Democrats for their corruption and feckless disregard for the will of the people, while bankrupting the country, then hang the Democrat label on Blumenthal. He can be beat and McMahon has the money to do it. This is the year to do it. I hope she wins. That having been stated, Connecticut is a blue state and will never elect a solid conservative Republican - but McMahon will do. Frankly, she'll have to.

17 posted on 10/04/2010 3:14:31 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: dan on the right

I think the Dems hold this seat.


18 posted on 10/04/2010 3:31:01 PM PDT by mono
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To: ScottinVA

Remember Brown v coakley.

LLS


19 posted on 10/04/2010 4:13:39 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: mono

I think the tidal wave overwhelms even Conn.


20 posted on 10/04/2010 4:45:08 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: fortheDeclaration

FWIW, there appear to be more Linda signs than whatever his signs read. Even here in Stamford, I see more Linda signs in a city that went overwhelmingly for Obama.


21 posted on 10/04/2010 11:03:41 PM PDT by Tymesup
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To: dangus

Hey, that’s pretty damn good. Makes me want to move to CT just to vote against Blumenthal. :)


22 posted on 10/05/2010 2:19:03 AM PDT by MitchellC
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