UPDATE: Ned Lamont has pledged to MATCH every single dollar donated to the campaign between now and the Primary. Use these GREAT POLL NUMBERS as an excuse to click on the sailboat to the right and finish painting it. C'mon folks, you'll be getting TWICE the value for your dollars. Show Ned that we support his campaign and please donate NOW!
Lamont Leads Lieberman In Latest Poll
7:05 AM EDT, July 20, 2006
The Associated Press
HAMDEN, Conn. -- A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday has Democratic challenger Ned Lamont leading the U.S. Senate race over incumbent Joe Lieberman.
The poll shows Lamont ahead 51-47 percent among likely voters in the Aug. 8 Democratic primary. That compares to a 55-40 percent lead for Lieberman in a similar poll in June.
The telephone survey of 2,502 registered voters was conducted July 13-18. It has a sampling error margin of about 2 percentage points.
Lamont, a multimillionaire and founder of a cable television company that has wired college campuses, has contributed a total of $2.5 million to his own campaign.
He has gained national attention by challenging Lieberman, who has come under fire from some Democrats for his support of the war in Iraq and a perceived closeness with congressional Republicans and President Bush.
"More Democrats have a favorable opinion of Lamont, who was largely unknown last month, and see him as an acceptable alternative to Lieberman," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz. "But Lieberman's strength among Republicans and independents gives him the lead in a three-way matchup in November."
Lieberman has said he will run as a third-party candidate in November should he lose the Democratic primary.
The poll shows him leading a three way race with the support of 51 percent of likely voters, compared to 27 percent for Lamont and 9 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger.