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CT: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 12/7)


Rasmussen
12/7/09; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Connecticut

2001 Senate (trends)
Simmons 48%, Dodd 35% (chart)
McMahon 44%, Dodd 38%
Schiff 40%, Dodd 39% (chart)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Chris Dodd: 40 / 58 (chart)
Chris Simmons: 48 / 30
Linda McMahon: 45 / 35
Peter Schiff: 35 / 31

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 57 / 43 (chart)
Gov. Rell: 60 / 39 (chart)

 

Comments
Rick D.:

Not looking amazing for Peter Schiff at this stage. As someone who views Schiff as one of the 3 or 4 nationwide candidates for 2010 one could actually get excited about getting into congress, I'm not sure where the high unfavorables come from. What don't CT voters like about him? A genuine Libertarian, who predicted exactly what was going to happen in the market while others were laughing at the concept, and also a solid public speaker who could crush Dodd in any economic argument. For me, he's miles above the rest of the field.

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Billy Chunge:

Dodd needs to give up his seat to Blumenthal. Otherwise, this is a definite loser for the dems in 2010.

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Field Marshal:

I agree Rick. I've been reading Peters newsletter for years now and he has been exactly right about the economy. I would love to see him run. I wonder if his trailing is a result of him being relatively unknown compared to the other republican challengers.

Dodd is just another vulnerable Dem senator that should go down.

Rell is very popular in the state.

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Farleftandproud:

This poll is especially full of crap. The state of CT has been incredibly hard on the guy, even though he had ties to Countryside loans. Legally Dodd was exonnerated from any shady connections. Very disappointed personally because I grew up in CT and had good memories of Dodd as a leader. I think he'll turn things around. This is CT not Nevada, and CT isn't hurting as badly econonomicaly as other states.

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Stillow:

Dodd is toast if he runs. I like Schiff also. I read his stuff and watch his video blogs. The guy is dead on when it comes to reading the economy.

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Field Marshal:

Stillow,

This is why he won't win. People with actual knowledge about economics arent allowed in Congress or the presidency.

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LordMike:

"What don't CT voters like about him? "

Maybe 'cos he's a teabagger, and people don't like teabaggers in the northeast?

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platanoman:

Schiff is dead on when it comes to the economy? He advised clients to take out mortgages on their houses at 6% and invest in his company Europac. They lost big time investing with the man. Just google it. Dead on the economy? Oh please. Read up on the man.

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Field Marshal:

"Maybe 'cos he's a teabagger, and people don't like teabaggers in the northeast?"

Considering he is polling above Dodd, i guess the people in the Northeast don't like far left liberals who are ethically challenged either.

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djneedle83:

We already have one senate Republican from Connecticut. We don't need Lieberman as well as tea-bagger endorser Simmons, or the WWE chick. I have seen too many Linda McMahon commercials on television I'm ready to rumble in Stamford, Ct.

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djneedle83:

Connecticut is a fairly liberal state when it comes to electing politicians on the federal level. Dodd right now looks like Rich Santorum in 2006. Lieberman is in the same position as Dodd too.

It's very possible at this point that Merrick Alpert (state senator Mystic, Connecticut) may upset Dodd come the primary race. Remember folks that Ned Lamont will be on that primary ballot for the governor's race. I can't see the Lamont folks supporting Dodd with all of his corruption ties.

I'm predicting that Alpert knocks off Dodd come this summer. No one in hell Connecticut democrats will want to have two repubs in the Senator. Dodd is beyond the recovery fence.

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Farleftandproud:

That is ridiculous to compare Dodd To Santorum who is a gay hating bigot comparing being gay to sex with animals. Dodd is the one Democrat who has fought the hardest for the public option, and with his years of experience and campaign money he'll likely win. Simmons his most likely opponent did lose in the 2006 midterms and there had to be some reasons he lost. As for Blanche Lincoln I think she deserves a good contest from her own party. The Dems in 2010 need to focus on the leaders who have been most progressive and cut off all funds to these members like Stupak who embarass the party. Some conservadems in the house have bad mouthed their own leaders at town hall meetings. If that is what it takes to win in states in the south, we really don't need them. Dems should focus on the areas that are held by Republicans in increasingly blue areas rather than protecting the ones in heavily Republican districts who badmouth the party. We don't need em.

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Farleftandproud:

The GOP may nominate the more conservative Schiff to Simmons. Sometimes when a party nominates the more partisan candidate, it helps the incumbent. For instance if Schiff is more in line with hardline GOP policies than Simmons, it would be more of a gamble. How do these GOP candidates differ on issues like civil unions, abortion and other issues? CT would only elect a Republican who was pro choice, and more in line with Olympia Snowe or Susan Collins, rather than someone in line with someone like Rick Santorum.

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Farleftandproud:

Dodd will remain in a political hole since he needs a big win on healthcare reform in the memory of Ted Kennedy his close friend. This would be a big turning point for him and would likely get more support from his base and volunteers.

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ChicagoKid:

Schiff is a smart guy, I hope he pulls it out, he called out the on coming recession with Ron Paul. Be nice to have someone who knows whats going on and actually has some guts.

Dodd is a moron, I wouldn't expect much from Connecticut to elect a clown like him. All out of state fundraising, letting CEO's cash in during the recession, and a big part of freddie and Fannie. Come one, give someone else a chance, I hope he gets a good challenge and loses in the primary so he has no chance.

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Farleftandproud:

Dodd is has won 5 straight elections and is a tough campaigner. Conservatives don't like him because he is true to the progressive brand. Fannie and Freddy were not Dodd's fault. He did that to help with the problem of forclosures while we had a Republican president. What I love about Conservatives is the way they love to blame Democrats for things they do themselves. Dodd is a tough campaigner; I hope his opponents don't underestimate him. He will put any of these 3 amateur's in there place and get re-elected.

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Farleftandproud:

Joe Courtney could challenge Dodd. He is in the House. Perhaps Lieberman's challenger can give it a shot. Dems should have a primary, but I don't think they will have much luck challenging him.

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Field Marshal:

It will be nice to have dodd and reid get booted. Then reps can toss some of these supposed blue dogs like Nelson, Lincoln and Landrieu. Good riddance. Too bad the people of Newton Mass are too dumb to vote out the blubbering idiot named Barney Frank.

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