Lieberman pulls further away from Lamont in latest Quinnipiac poll

He might have lost the Democratic primary, but Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) appears to still have strong support in Connecticut.The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Lieberman, now running as an independent,

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2006, 1:34 AM

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Lieberman pulls further away from Lamont in latest Quinnipiac poll
He might have lost the Democratic primary, but Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) appears to still have strong support in Connecticut.The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows Lieberman, now running as an independent, leading Democratic challenger Ned Lamont by 17 points, 52 percent to 35 percent. Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger has 6 percent of the vote in the poll conducted after the first debate on television. In a poll three weeks ago, Lieberman had a 10-point lead over Lamont.Quinnipiac University Poll Director Doug Schwartz says the reason for the increase stems from Lieberman doing better among independent voters. According to Schwartz, more voters also have an unfavorable opinion of Lamont.Both Lamont's and Schlesinger's campaigns have problems with the poll. Lamont's campaign is questioning the results, claiming their numbers tell a different story. Schlesinger, who many say won the first debate, says his campaign really only started on Monday. Lieberman's camp says they are pleased with the poll results, but that any lead would be meaningless if voters don't find his name on the ballot. Election Day is Tuesday November 7.


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