Sen. Lieberman pulling ahead of Ned Lamont

Sen. Lieberman pulling ahead of Ned Lamont

Back right after Sen Lieberman split from his party to run as an independant I created this thread discussing it. Many of our lovable libs said Leiberman didn't have a beer's chance in my hand.

Oct 20, 8:23 AM EDT

Poll: Lieberman's Lead Growing in Conn.

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) -- Sen. Joe Lieberman has built a 17-point lead over Democratic challenger Ned Lamont, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll since the two faced off in a debate this week.

Lieberman, running as an independent after losing the Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Lamont, leads the Greenwich businessman 52 percent to 35 percent among Connecticut likely voters in the poll released Friday. Republican Alan Schlesinger trailed with 6 percent, and 7 percent were undecided.

A similar poll released on September 28 showed Lieberman with a 10-point lead.

The debate between Lieberman and Lamont on Monday was their first since the August primary. Among those in the poll who watched the debate or read or heard about it, only 3 percent said it changed their minds.

"Ned Lamont needed to score a knockout in the debates to catch Sen. Joseph Lieberman, but he apparently didn't lay a glove on him," poll director Douglas Schwartz said.

The poll suggested that Lieberman's support among Republicans and independent voters was substantial.

Lieberman leads Lamont 70 percent to 9 percent among likely Republican voters, with 18 percent for Schlesinger, and 58-36 among likely independent voters. Likely Democratic voters back Lamont, 55 percent to 36 percent.

The poll of 881 likely Connecticut voters, conducted from Oct. 17-19, has a sampling error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
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It looks like Lamont's cut-and-run campaign isn't working too well for him.
 

SaroDarksbane

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Good deal. Lieberman seems like an okay guy, and I'll be damned if having a viable independent candidate isn't a good thing one way or the other.
 
He's not really an independant. His voting record is roughly 90% party line. They threw him under the bus because of his support for the war. Yet that support is why he's ahead.
 

SaroDarksbane

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He's not really an independant. His voting record is roughly 90% party line. They threw him under the bus because of his support for the war. Yet that support is why he's ahead.
Hence why I said that it's a good thing to have an independent candidate doing well, regardless of his particular views (as long as they aren't outrageous).

Breaking up the two-party system is worth 4 years of mediocrity. :thumbsup:



 

Dondrei

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I too applaud the general principle of a third party candidate being a strong runner for a seat. Of course I have no idea who this guy is or what he stands for, so whether or not I would personally vote for him if I lived there is an open question.
 
He the Vice Presidential candidate from 2000 and a long term Senator from Conneticut. He lost the Democrat primary to a commie pinko. So he is running as an independant. He'll still vote with the Democrats 90% of the time like he's done for years.

I still stand by my assertion that this is the beginning of a viable 3rd party. It might take until 2012 for it to be formed, but this is the start of it
 

Road Ratt

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Personally I'd have problems voting for him, he changed parties not because of a change in his beliefs but rather to stay in the running for his seat. Therefor I don't see it as a big help for a third party as he's likely to change back to Dem. at the first opportunity he gets and even if he doesn't he still doesn't hold their beliefs so...
 

Croup

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Here's the deal dondrei:

Lieberman was running against Lamont in the Democratic primary in Connecticut in order to win the nomination. He lost in a fairly close race. Afterwards, he declared he was running as an independent candidate so, as Road Ratt put it, he could still try to hold on to his seat.

He's not running with any party, nor is he trying to create one. Nor is he also running anti-party. He's simply still running despite losing in the primaries.
 

Angel_Dusted

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Here's the deal dondrei:

Lieberman was running against Lamont in the Democratic primary in Connecticut in order to win the nomination. He lost in a fairly close race. Afterwards, he declared he was running as an independent candidate so, as Road Ratt put it, he could still try to hold on to his seat.

He's not running with any party, nor is he trying to create one. Nor is he also running anti-party. He's simply still running despite losing in the primaries.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but he actually said that he'd run as an independant if he lost the democratic nomination before the final votes were even tallied. The general consensus is that this turned off an awful lot of his constituents.



 

Dondrei

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Here's the deal dondrei:

Lieberman was running against Lamont in the Democratic primary in Connecticut in order to win the nomination. He lost in a fairly close race. Afterwards, he declared he was running as an independent candidate so, as Road Ratt put it, he could still try to hold on to his seat.

He's not running with any party, nor is he trying to create one. Nor is he also running anti-party. He's simply still running despite losing in the primaries.
That's what I thought.

Oh, I just realized I was using "independent" and "third party candidate" interchangeably, which I shouldn't have.



 
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