Lieberman Holds Double Digit Lead
“Independent” Joe Lieberman holds a twelve point lead over Democrat Ned Lamont in the latest Quinnipiac poll, Taegan Goddard reports, thanks to support of 3/4 of Republicans.
In Connecticut’s U.S. Senate race, a new Quinnipiac poll finds Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I) leading Ned Lamont (D) among likely voters, 53% to 41%, with Alan Schlesinger (R) getting 4%. Lieberman leads 75%-13%-10% among likely Republican voters, and 58%-36%-3% among likely independent voters, while likely Democratic voters back Lamont 63%-35%. Just 2% are undecided, but 28% of those who name a candidate might change their mind before Election Day.
Says pollster Douglas Schwartz: “Sen. Lieberman’s support among Republicans is nothing short of amazing. It more than offsets what he has lost among Democrats. As long as Lieberman maintains this kind of support among Republicans, while holding onto a significant number of Democratic votes, the veteran Senator will be hard to beat.”
Astounding indeed, especially considering that Lieberman was up only 4 points in the same poll last week.