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Poll Shows Lieberman Losing Ground

by Pamela Leavey

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows today that Ned Lamont has opened up a “double-digit lead” over Senator Joe Lieberman. The poll results come less than one week before Connecticut’s Democratic primary.

Lamont, a political novice, had support from 54 percent of likely Democratic voters in the Quinnipiac University poll, while Lieberman, now in his third term, had support from 41 percent of voters. The sampling error margin was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

A similar survey July 20 showed Lamont with a slight advantage for the first time in the campaign.

“Senator Lieberman’s campaign bus seems to be stuck in reverse,” poll director Douglas Schwartz said. “Despite visits from former President Bill Clinton and other big-name Democrats, Lieberman has not been able to stem the tide to Lamont.”

The poll results come in the wake of a firestorm created by outspoken liberal blogger Jane Hamsher (FireDogLake), yesterday at the HuffPo. The WaPo reports…

The bitter Democratic Senate primary in Connecticut erupted in fresh controversy Wednesday over a doctored photo of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) in blackface that was posted by a blogger who has been an influential promoter of challenger Ned Lamont.

Lieberman angrily demanded that Lamont denounce the action and sever all ties with Jane Hamsher, the founder of the Web log Firedoglake, who posted the photo on another blog, HuffingtonPost.com. She travels with the campaign along with other bloggers. She is not on the campaign staff but has actively promoted Lamont’s candidacy and helped raise money for him through her blog.

Although, the intial offending image that caused the firestorm has been removed from Hamsher’s original HuffPo post, at Ned Lamonts request, it stirred quite a controversy. Hamsher apologized.

With only a few more days to go until the Connecticut primary, it should be very interesting… Lieberman has vowed to run as an Independent if he loses the primary — which is another controversy in itself. Stay tuned…

One Response to “Poll Shows Lieberman Losing Ground”

  1. I posted some place (maybe here) that if Joe looses by 10+ points, he could go ahead and pack it in. I’d be surprised if Lieberman could even save his bacon as an independent.

    Nope. Joementum has hugged to tightly the tar-baby known as Iraq. He won’t let go even if he could. What has been going through his head?