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CT: 2010 gov (Rasmussen 2/1)

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Rasmussen
2/1/10; 500 likely votrs, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Connecticut

2010 Governor (trends)
40% Lamont, 37% Foley
37% Malloy, 36% Foley
41% Lamont, 33% Fedele
36% Malloy, 35% Fedele

Favorable / Unfavorable
Michael Fedele: 39 / 22
Tom Foley: 42 / 22
Ned Lamont: 43 / 35
Dan Malloy: 43 / 29

 

Comments
Xenobion:

Good to see Lamont finally thrown a bone after Lieberman.

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IN POPULAR POLL FOR GOVERNOR, "DON'T-CARE" BEATS "DON'T-KNOW"

Yesteday's Rasmussen poll, pitting together various candidate permutations, is entertaining but meaningless. Here in early February, the general voting public is neither informed about, nor engaged in, the fall general election. As Q Poll director Douglas Schwartz said of his Jan. 21 effort, "The big winner in the primaries for governor is undecided."

For now, the name of the game is convention delegates, and the candidates are hard at work building support at the town committee level, where awareness counts (and where Rudy Marconi has it). Once the primary contenders are determined in May, popular name recognition will come very quickly.

Building general name recognition now, when voters are not engaged, is an effort in futility. If a candidate's name is splashed across the front pages today, it's probably because he or she was caught "hiking the Appalachian Trail." Who needs that?

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