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neat map.. oh, and here are the details if you want to see the actual tabular data for town and county.http://www.statementofvote-sots.ct.gov/StatementOfVote/WebModules/ReportsLink/USSenSumStat.aspx
Krugman NY Times Today"The question now is how deep into the gutter Mr. Lieberman’s ego will drag him. There’s an overwhelming consensus among national security experts that the war in Iraq has undermined, not strengthened, the fight against terrorism. Yet yesterday Mr. Lieberman, sounding just like Dick Cheney — and acting as a propaganda tool for Republicans trying to Swift-boat the party of which he still claims to be a member — suggested that the changes in Iraq policy that Mr. Lamont wants would be “taken as a tremendous victory by the same people who wanted to blow up these planes in this plot hatched in England.”In other words, not only isn’t Mr. Lieberman sensible, he may be beyond redemption."*xyz
Bob - I hear there will be a Lamont event or two on Saturday - can I expect to see you at any of them? *xyz
There's another page here that breaks down the margin of victory on a town-by-town basis. It shows Lieberman only won in 8 by more than a 20% margin. Statistics can be interpreted many different ways but my reading of the map says Joe's support isn't as solid as he thinks it is outside of the Naugatuck River valley.It also offers, for comparison, the town-by-town results of the 2004 Kerry-Bush election. Stat heads can try to correlate the two.
Oh man...Joe "I Saved a Submarine Base" LIEberman loses by more than 5% in the Groton area.So much for that vote
*xyz - Only if Ned decides to appear over in Port Jefferson Harbor; we're gonna be sailing tonight through Sunday!
Connecticut Bob remains the undisputed king of cool and another reson Connecticut is still the Land of Steady Habits (wink).regards to Kirby.Paul--
What I find perplexing is the center state 'blue collar' communities such as Southington, Berlin, Wolcott, Naugatuck, Beacons Falls, Prospect, etc. went for Lieberman! A rhetorical question of sorts: why would 'blue collars' support Lieberman? I know that most republicans in the state support Lieberman. Is there some kind of mis-fire or connection?
My guess? Those towns depend on federal pork so they stuck with what they knew. In the case of Waterbury, maybe the Clinton appearance had an effect. Only a total of 7,000 votes cast there and 27% turnout - the lowest in the state with Bridgeport not far behind. Do they care about anything in Waterbury other than Waterbury? They'd probably re-elect Giordano and Rowland if they were running for office.
Also, don't forget that there are still unions in those blue-collar towns. Joe had the AFL-CIO in the state, but both teacher's unions (local AFT and NEA) broke off for Lamont. That was my first thought when I looked at the map.
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