Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Q-Poll: Bysiewicz, Lamont tied, Malloy 3rd

(Photo from Quinnipiac University Polling Center)

In the Quinnipiac poll released earlier today, the numbers seem to indicate that Sec. of State Susan Bysiewicz is in a statistical tie with Ned Lamont for the Democratic nomination for governor. Bysiewicz has 26% and Lamont 23%, which falls within the margin of error. Stamford Mayor Dan Malloy trails with 9%. And the only declared candidate in the race (the others are still in their exploratory phase) Jim Amann is down at 3%.

Of course, this poll was conducted last week, before news of the subpoena regarding Gov. Rell's "Poll-gate" was revealed, and more importantly, before the Governor announced her intention to retire when her term expires rather than run for re-election.

This is the sort of thing that pisses off pollsters like Doug Schwartz, head of the Q-Poll, because it pretty much skews the poll results immediately. What people thought before the news can easily have shifted considerably, and many of the questions regarding Rell are rendered completely moot.

I sometimes wonder what it must be like to be one of those people who sits in a cubicle and dials up people to ask the exact same political questions all day long. Especially when news like this hits.It HAS to be frustrating! I mean, the poor schlubs who made 1,236 phone calls last week asking people "will you vote for Jodi Rell next year?" must be seriously reappraising their career choices right about now!

I wouldn't be surprised if Monster.com is receiving dozens of resumes from local job-seekers who have "great phone skills" and "telemarketing experience"!

Who would blame them?


Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

If you're a Democrat, please support Susan.

CT Bob said...

LOL! You are very subtle ACR.

Now you've got me thinking like Vizzini from "The Princess Bride":

"Does he REALLY want us to support Susan, or is he using that reverse psychology stuff on us, hoping that we DON'T support her? Or maybe he KNOWS that we'll think he's doing that, so we'll support her anyway! But then there's the chance that he anticipated that ploy, and wants us to NOT support Susan! But wait! ACR is a Republican, and Republicans are known to not always be truthful, so maybe we should support Susan in spite of what he says! Or maybe I got it wrong. No, it's inconceivable!"

mccommas said...
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mccommas said...

-- So witchy-poo is polling at just 26 percent in true blue Connecticut huh?

That’s fucking hilarious. Even Chris Dodd is polling better than that!

I keep thinking the situation in Connecticut as the scene in Aliens where sole survivors Sigourney Weaver and her cat are abandoning the USS Connecticut before it blows up.

RUN RUN RUN!! As far as you can! Save yourselves!

Florida, Missouri or New Hampshire, anywhere but here! Take what money you have left and flee as so many others have!

I am not sure who can save Connecticut but I am pretty sure those two Communists, Suzy Bitchawitch and limousine liberal Ted Lamont, aren’t it.

Electing either of those two is like giving a heavy rock at a drowning man.

Wasn't RINO Rell bad enough?

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

>>Suzy Bitchawitch>

Close - her fellow legislators (including those in her party) generally referred to her as: "Twiceab**ch".

A nickname I understand she earned the old fashioned way after simply being unreasonably shrill and obstinate at every opportunity.