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Rasmussen : Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) Stretches Lead Over McMahon (R) (56%-43%)
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 10/25/2010

Posted on 10/25/2010 8:55:10 AM PDT by WebFocus

State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal again holds a double-digit lead over Republican opponent Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut shows the longtime Democratic state official with 56% support, his best showing since early June. McMahon claims 43%of the vote. One percent (1%) prefer some other candidate, and another one percent (1%) are undecided.

Less than two weeks ago after the candidates’ second televised debate, Blumenthal posted a much narrower 51% to 46% lead. But the new findings shift this race from Leans Democrat to Solid Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Despite the ups and downs of the contest, including the New York Times’ disclosure that Blumenthal has embellished his military record in public comments over the years, the Democrat has led consistently in polling since January.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blumenthal; connecticut; mcmahon; rasmussen
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1 posted on 10/25/2010 8:55:13 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Can’t depend on the rich leftist elites of CT to do the right thing.


2 posted on 10/25/2010 8:56:18 AM PDT by albie
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To: WebFocus
One of the most difficult things to do is to get a congenital Democrat to not pull the party lever.
3 posted on 10/25/2010 8:57:55 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: albie

Ct like California is a liberal septic tank that will neer be pumped. Liberals will win every time and that’s just the way it is.


4 posted on 10/25/2010 8:58:02 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: WebFocus

Too many morons in CT, I guess.


5 posted on 10/25/2010 8:58:51 AM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: WebFocus

Shoot. If you have anyone in Connecticut you know who is not politically aware, encourage them to send a message to Obama by voting for Linda McMahon.

Fight, fight, fight to the end!


6 posted on 10/25/2010 8:59:27 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: WebFocus
Ugghhh:(

How can the people in CT sleep at night if they even consider voting for this slimy excuse for a person?

7 posted on 10/25/2010 8:59:33 AM PDT by Jane Long (America, while you were sleeping the Socialists took over.)
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To: WebFocus

This is just pathetic. Why don’t the rich CT residents just write obama a check for half of their wealth. Stupid, stupid, stupid.


8 posted on 10/25/2010 9:00:18 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: albie

At this point, we have no choice but to to kiss CT goodbye.

The Democratic lead looks insurmountable here.

Rasmussen is an accurate and GOP sympathizing poll, and it looks like MOST undecideds in CT have made up their mind.

The GOP could really have done better than nominating someone who runs the WWE...

Let’s look at the other states in the meantime...


9 posted on 10/25/2010 9:00:47 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus
I had high hopes for this race, but it was always a long shot. CT is so liberal that there just aren't enough conservatives to lock it down no matter how high our turnout. These liberal bastions are going to need to totally collapse before the people there start to think about abandoning their Democrat slave masters. I fear that we will need to see a wave of Detroitification in all of America's large cities before this is over.
10 posted on 10/25/2010 9:00:55 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I agree with your post.

Isn’t it interesting how so many polls are showing Democrats surging?

It won’t change the way I am voting.


11 posted on 10/25/2010 9:02:24 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Rational Thought

Polls are great tools for analysis and lousy tools for behavior modification.

If the Dems in CT don’t bother voting, it doesn’t matter how many were “likely voters”. So we have to keep talking victory, working hard, and getting our side fired up!


12 posted on 10/25/2010 9:04:57 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: jersey117

Half? Don’t be selfish now, it’s your patriotic duty!


13 posted on 10/25/2010 9:05:30 AM PDT by 1cewolf (Duty, honor, excellence.)
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To: jersey117
Why don’t the rich CT residents just write obama a check for half of their wealth.

Because, like NY most that could have already moved to FL taking their anti-Democrat votes with them

14 posted on 10/25/2010 9:06:57 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: WebFocus

We really need to write off the bluest blue states like Connecticut and Delaware. We can put a candidate on the ballot; but it is not worth any money or resources. Blumenthal is a weak candidate by any definition. If he cannot be defeated in this climate after his sorry debate performances and after lying about his military record then no one but a ‘rat has a chance in that state.


15 posted on 10/25/2010 9:11:10 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: WebFocus
My Gosh, they will be stuck with this Yuppie Elitist Puke for 6 years while the rest of the Country will move Center - Center Right.

He has never created a job, but has created things that have not helped business and more.

CT will look like fools.

Oh well, she can run again in 2 years, next up Joe Liberman....

16 posted on 10/25/2010 9:12:11 AM PDT by taildragger ((Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: WebFocus

Well, if Rasmussen is saying this, it doesn’t look good.

Tax rates in Fairfield County have gone through the roof. I can’t imagine why those jerks continue to vote leftist.


17 posted on 10/25/2010 9:14:44 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: WebFocus

People of Connecticutt: WHAT THE HELL IS THE MATTER WITH YOU? ARE YOU RETARDED? DID YOU SEE THIS GUY IN THE DEBATES? DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MULTIPLE TIMES HE BRAZENLY LIED ABOUT SERVING IN VIETNAM? HOW IN THE NAME OF A SHRED OF SANITY, DECENCY OR CIVIC DUTY CAN YOU VOTE FOR SUCH A COMPLETE BUFFOON, SLIMEBAG, LOWLIFE, USELESS PILE OF DUNG?


18 posted on 10/25/2010 9:17:25 AM PDT by JewishRighter ( Multiculturalism is killing us.)
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To: WebFocus

I’ve said it in the past: you can usually count on CT voters to consistently do the wrong thing.


19 posted on 10/25/2010 9:17:34 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: albie

Crooked is as crooked does. If that’s the best they can do (or want to do) then so be it. One thing for sure, he won’t have the Committee power his predecessor had.


20 posted on 10/25/2010 9:18:57 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!)
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To: jersey117
Why don’t the rich CT residents just write obama a check for half of their wealth.

We do....in taxes!

21 posted on 10/25/2010 9:19:32 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: albie

I’m in CT and I hope she wins, but I must have received upweards of 50 large, 4-color mailers for LM in the past 6 months. All uninspired mushy blather. Nothing creative, clever, hard-hitting or specific on the issues. 3eally makes me think she’s had mediocre and rapacious consultants who have made a mint while mishandling their deep-pockets candidate. I hope turnout can make up the difference.


22 posted on 10/25/2010 9:20:50 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: WebFocus

States like CA and CT are hopelessly braindead.


23 posted on 10/25/2010 9:26:55 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: jwalsh07
Ct like California is a liberal septic tank that will neer be pumped. Liberals will win every time and that’s just the way it is.

Same thing in Delaware, New York, etc.

To win we need to be able to draw a lot of Democratic voters to the Republican side, and to accomplish this will usually require a polished, relatively moderate (particularly on social issues) candidate to represent us.

A state like California is probably hopeless no matter what we do. That state will have to collapse before Californians open their eyes - and even then they may cling to the nanny state and continue begging for bailout money. There are a generation or two of voters now in CA that are just utterly wedded to the social welfare state.

24 posted on 10/25/2010 9:27:06 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: albie

They get what they deserve


25 posted on 10/25/2010 9:27:41 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: albie

You said it! Now we may have to look at that walking skeleton for the next few years. I’m prayin’ for a miracle here. :(


26 posted on 10/25/2010 9:27:50 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: WebFocus

Don’t give up hope. Remember Scott Brown in Massachusetts. He was way behind and won!


27 posted on 10/25/2010 9:29:32 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Jane Long
How can the people in CT sleep at night if they even consider voting for this slimy excuse for a person?

Because most of them don't think there is anything wrong with lying, that's a way of life with them.

Decent people need to migrate out of these cesspits.

28 posted on 10/25/2010 9:29:45 AM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: WebFocus; RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; ...
WHAT the....??? I have a hard time believing this poll, but it IS Rasmussen. I have no explanation for this. The energy here in Connecticut is definitely on Linda's side from what I've seen.

FWIW, I've been polled by Rasmussen and Quinnipiac in the past, but not this year.

29 posted on 10/25/2010 9:35:49 AM PDT by nutmeg (8 days 'til Election Day... BrickleyForCongress.com... RetireBarney.com)
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To: nutmeg

Didn’t Rasmussen punt and not make a prediction on the Brown-Coakley race earlier this year?

I know Rasmussen tends to be accurate, but the way people take his word as truth...eh...I don’t.

We’ll find out in 8 days.


30 posted on 10/25/2010 9:39:17 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: McGavin999

These are NY rejects who would have voted for Schumer if they still lived there. Sheep that pull one lever.

They move there to avoid state income tax, but don’t pay attention to that. Libs are for the little people.


31 posted on 10/25/2010 9:40:44 AM PDT by Reagan Disciple (Peace through Strength)
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To: GOPsterinMA; PALIN SMITH
Didn’t Rasmussen punt and not make a prediction on the Brown-Coakley race earlier this year?

You may be right... I can't remember clearly though, do you?

All the 'RATs in CT are running with the same theme: "Republicans are going to privatize Social Security and Medicare. Dick Blumenthal, John Larson, et al, will PROTECT Social Security and Medicare." Just heard yet another radio ad for Little Dickie Blumenthal with that same LIE. Rasmussen must be polling a bunch of scared seniors, that's my only guess...

32 posted on 10/25/2010 9:42:58 AM PDT by nutmeg (8 days 'til Election Day... BrickleyForCongress.com... RetireBarney.com)
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To: Cicero

Looks like MA is more conservative than CT.

Sad.


33 posted on 10/25/2010 9:49:00 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: nutmeg

Yes, I think Rasmussen did punt on that one.

The problem is that far too many people in this country vote for a living.

Relax - next week it (hopefully) plays out and the good (or better) folks win. Then the real work begins.


34 posted on 10/25/2010 9:49:30 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Support and vote for Sean Bielat (MA-4)! MA-4 is Barney Frank's district.)
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To: JewishRighter
Connecticut once used to be a Republican state, but it has lost so much of its middle class over the past forty years that Democrats (of the incredibly wealthy and perpetually poor varieties) predominate.

Either way, they have no consciences to which to appeal. Really. There is no scandal from which a Democrat cannot recover because their morality is presumed to be absent by the electorate, who are neither surprised nor disappointed when it turns out to be so. They'll go right back to pulling the lever for the creep every time. Trust me: I'm from Massachusetts. I know.

35 posted on 10/25/2010 10:01:07 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: WebFocus
Linda McMahon typifies the stupidity of Tea Partiers. I hope she loses. She's no conservative.
36 posted on 10/25/2010 10:15:59 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I agree, the focus of most of the campaigns should simply be

A VOTE FOR THE DEM
IS A VOTE FOR MORE
OBAMUNIST MISERY.

If you want higher taxes, VOTE DEM.
If you want more illegals getting amnesty and taking American Jobs VOTE DEM.
IF you want a jihadi victory mosque at Ground Zero and Ft Hood, VOTE DEM.


37 posted on 10/25/2010 11:01:03 AM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: albie

That’s because all our candidates suck!! The media SAYS SO!!


38 posted on 10/25/2010 11:01:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (All our candidates suck! The media SAYS SO!!)
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To: goldstategop

Neither are you.


39 posted on 10/25/2010 11:10:30 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Puppage

Why does Blumenthal have such a big lead? Or is it a bogus poll?


40 posted on 10/25/2010 11:14:01 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: goldstategop

RE: Linda McMahon typifies the stupidity of Tea Partiers.


Did the Tea Party heartily endorse her? I seem to have missed that one...


41 posted on 10/25/2010 11:28:54 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: jersey117

RE: Why does Blumenthal have such a big lead? Or is it a bogus poll?


I find it quite funny that a lot of FReepers would heartily believe Rasmussen when the candidate they support is winning, and then suddenly doubt the poll (and call it bogus) when the results don’t turn out the way they want it to.

Hey, if it’s bad news, it’s bad news.

We might not like it, but Rasmussen has been one of the most accurate pollsters the past 3 or 4 election cycles.


42 posted on 10/25/2010 11:33:15 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

I think it’s just wishful thinking on my part that people have come to their senses. It’s so diappointing to see that many have not.


43 posted on 10/25/2010 11:44:11 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117
Why does Blumenthal have such a big lead?

This is The Peoples Republic of CT

Or is it a bogus poll?

I would like to think so. Bloomie is trotting out the father of a wrestler that killed his family a while back. Story at the link below.

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/hartford-benoits-father-slams-mcmahon

44 posted on 10/25/2010 11:58:01 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: pissant

They are NOT morons..CT is one of the wealthiest states with some of the biggest captains of industry living there. Liberalism is a mindset, it is a religion. One that just can’t be changed in one cycle.


45 posted on 10/25/2010 12:05:04 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Like I said, morons. Just like here in WA State, but we’ve got almost 50/50, morons vs. patriots


46 posted on 10/25/2010 12:20:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

what are the odds Dino wins?


47 posted on 10/25/2010 12:23:39 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: spacejunkie2001

I’m going to say he wins, 51-49


48 posted on 10/25/2010 12:27:29 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: WebFocus

" Praise Jesus. We need a friggin' miracle to elect this lying POS. If we don't
hold onto the damn Senate my stupid husband will look like a total screw-up."

49 posted on 10/25/2010 3:35:52 PM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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To: All

"Those were the days---me in uniform in Vietnam."

50 posted on 10/25/2010 3:36:56 PM PDT by Liz (Nov 2 will be one more stitch in Obama's political shroud.)
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