Sen. Joe Lieberman has increased his lead over Democratic challenger Ned Lamont to 17 percentage points, according to the first Quinnipiac University poll taken since the two faced off in a debate earlier this week.
How can that many people still support this man?
Lieberman, who is running as an independent after losing the Aug. 8 Democratic primary to Lamont, leads the Greenwich businessman 52 percent to 35 percent among likely voters in the poll released Friday. Republican Alan Schlesinger trailed with 6 percent and 7 percent were undecided.
I know the energy in this race seemed to peter out after the primary, but I've been making phone calls for Ned every week since July and I just don't see it. The committed volunteers, the same faces week after week spending their free time working to get Ned elected; I want to put on a tin foil hat and say this poll is rigged.
The debate Monday was the first time Lieberman and Lamont had faced off since the August primary. The poll showed that among those who watched the debate or read or heard about, only 3 percent said it changed their mind about their choice.
"Ned Lamont needed to score a knockout in the debates to catch Sen. Joseph Lieberman, but he apparently didn't lay a glove on him," poll director Douglas Schwartz said.
I thought this poll was taken after the 1st debate?
Anyway, I just wanted to get this out there; I need to get to work and I'm completely dispirited and depressed.