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August 11, 2006
Lamont Support Dropping

If the netroots plan on riding Ned Lamont all the way to the Senate floor, the independent campaign of Joe Lieberman has an unpleasant surprise waiting for them. According to a new Rasmussen poll, Lieberman has a lead over Lamont in a three-way race. Lieberman also has better favorability ratings than Lamont by a significant margin. Their previous survey, taken shortly before the election, showed the two men tied in a three-way race. Rasmussen will have the specific numbers out shortly (at this link), but the trends have reversed themselves in the last days of the primaries -- and Connecticut voters have changed their minds about Lamont.

We saw this in the close finish between the two men. Polling had indicated that Lamont had opened a substantial gap on Lieberman; in the end, it came to less than four points. The Lamont campaign stumbled badly in the last hours on the blackface photograph used by one of its key Internet supporters and their response ("I know nothing of these blogs"), as well as Lamont's purchase of Wal-Mart stock before his finger-wagging at the corporate giant for their business practices.

Keep an eye on Rasmussen, especially the internals. It's still early, but it looks like Lamont has lost the momentum in Connecticut.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 11, 2006 6:50 AM

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