Lamont's Poll Numbers Not As Good As They Sound
AJ Strata looks at a recent poll
which showed Lamont within striking distance and discovers that the undecideds in that pol are going to break heavily for Lieberman.Clearly the undecideds broke for Leiberman in the Qinnipiac poll and the ARG poll did not ‘push’ this group into either camp. But details in the ARG poll show they will go to Leiberman because only 5% of Dems are undecided and cannot make up the gap. If the Rep and Indie undecideds follow the trend of their general groups then Lamont loses (he is behind now and will lose more Reps and Indies than he gains). But it could be worse than that. The undecideds in the ARG poll are heavily against Lamont....
Solid analysis. I am pleased that Lieberman remains in the lead, because it means that the netkooks will continue to pour time and money into the Lamont campaign to the exclusion of other races where the Democrats can pick up a seat.
As if on cue, Robert Scheer writes that this is a fight for the "heart"
of the Democratic party (there of course being no soul).“If we just pick up like Ned Lamont wants us to do — get out by a date certain — it will be taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in England. It will strengthen them and they will strike again,” Lieberman said after his defeat in the Connecticut primary earlier this month, indicting not only his opponent but all those who voted for him.
In fact, Lieberman, along with the president and vice president, has become a full-blown McCarthyite smear artist, painting his political opponents with the tar brush of treason in an alleged apocalyptic battle for civilization.
Oh, boo-hoo-hoo, Joe's being mean to us! Make him stop, Mommy!
Update: Lieberman officially qualifies
for the ballot.