View Full Version : Rasmussen: Connecticut Senate: Blumenthal (D) 47%, McMahon (R) 40%

08-13-2010, 11:17 AM
Looks like Schiff's ads worked!

The first Rasmussen Reports (http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/connecticut/election_2010_connecticut_senate) post-primary telephone survey of Likely Connecticut Voters finds that Democrat Richard Blumenthal has slipped below the 50% mark of support this month against Republican Linda McMahon in the state’s U.S. Senate race.

Blumenthal, the state's longtime attorney general, picks up 47% of the vote, while McMahon earns 40%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) remain undecided.

Support for McMahon is unchanged from last month, despite her GOP Primary win on Tuesday. Blumenthal’s support is down six points since then. In June, Blumenthal held a 56% to 33% lead over McMahon
The latest results shift this race from Solid Democratic to Leans Democratic in the Rasmussen Reports Senate Balance of Power Rankings.
Blumenthal now earns 68% support from Democrats in the state, while 72% of Republicans favor McMahon. Voters not affiliated with either major political party are almost evenly divided between the two.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of Connecticut voters see Blumenthal as being politically liberal, while another 21% say he is a moderate. Eighteen percent (18%) believe Blumenthal is conservative.

Fifty-nine percent (59%) view McMahon as a conservative, while 17% see her as moderate. Just 10% think she's a liberal.

Most Connecticut voters (55%) believe Blumenthal’s views are mainstream, while nearly the same number (52%) say that of McMahon’s. Twenty-nine percent (29%) say Blumenthal’s views are extreme, and slightly more (36%) believe that of McMahon's views.

Blumenthal is viewed Very Favorably by 39% of Connecticut voters, up eight points from July. Twenty-one percent (21%) view Blumenthal Very Unfavorably.

McMahon’s reviews are 18% Very Favorable, down seven points from last month, and 28% Very Unfavorable.

At this point in a campaign, Rasmussen Reports considers the number of people with strong opinions more significant than the total favorable/unfavorable numbers.

08-13-2010, 11:25 AM
call me stupidly ill~informed... call me a meddlesome neighborly baystater, but judging from
the ONLY time i viewed the classic "groin kick" ad that isolated a tv clip and plays it five times,
the WOMEN may be flocking to Ms. LINDA McMAHON now that Peter Schiff has her looking like
a stubborn ole battle-ax! we know his ad helped give him a boost INSIDE the GOP!! i do feel
his ad will not be forgotten, as our CEO with the too open purse strings now looks like a very
tough broad. over the long haul, PETER SCHIFF put them both on the CT map in a big way!!!

South Park Fan
08-13-2010, 12:11 PM
This is actually an improvement for McMahon. She hasn't been this close to Blumenthal since his Vietnam lie.

08-13-2010, 12:13 PM
Why are Rasmussen asking people if 'they believe a candidate's views are mainstream'. This is a very troubling question indeed.

Also,since when have they been doing so??

08-13-2010, 12:18 PM
S. Shorland ------- the poll Q has erudite echoes of the web~campaign Trey Grayson had going for him at one point?