Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Conn Senate Race: Per Rasmussen, all three leading Republican contenders beat Dodd in One on One matchups.

Great news from Rasmussen for us Nutmeggers and, by extension, the rest of the country as well:

2010 Connecticut Senate: Dodd Struggles Against All Republican Challengers
Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Connecticut now finds Dodd attracting just 35% to 40% of the vote against three possible Republican challengers.

Former GOP Congressman Rob Simmons is still his toughest opponent, leading Dodd 48% to 35%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate in this contest, and 11% are undecided. Those figures are a slight improvement for Simmons since September.

The newest Republican in the race, Linda McMahon, the ex-CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment, earns 44% of the vote to Dodd’s 38%. Eight percent (8%) opt for another candidate, with nine percent (9%) not sure.

Long-shot candidate Peter Shiff, the widely-known president of Euro Pacific Capital, is essentially even with Dodd and holds a one-point edge, 40% to 39%. In their race, eight percent (8%) like some other candidate, and 14% are undecided.

An incumbent who polls below 50% is generally viewed as vulnerable, and the fact that even Shiff is now moving up on Dodd suggests that next year’s election continues to be a referendum on the longtime senator.


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1 comment:

  1. Excellent! This makes me so very happy. With Reid in trouble too in Nevada, maybe Santa will bring us a truly inspiring election in 2010! :-)