Okay, I really like the headline. What can I say? From the CT-based Q poll:
June 26-29 +/- 2 (March)
McCain 35 (35)
Obama 56 (52)
Sen. Obama leads Sen. McCain 86 - 9 percent among Democrats and 52 - 36 percent among independent voters, while trailing 79 - 16 percent among Republicans, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. The Democrat is ahead;
- 53 - 40 percent among men
- 59 - 31 percent among women
- 53 - 40 percent among white voters
- 90 - 2 percent among black voters
- 68 - 26 percent among voters 18 to 34 years old
- 54 - 38 percent among voters 35 to 54 years old
- 53 - 38 percent among voters over 55
Divided Dems? Nah.
Obama problem with white voters? Not in CT.
Obama problem with women? Not here.
Lieberman useless for McCain in the place he's best known? Yep.
If McCain picks Sen. Joseph Lieberman as his running mate, only 14 percent of Connecticut voters say they are more likely to vote Republican, while 32 percent are less likely and 52 percent say it won't affect their vote.
Now, as it happens, Lieberman is a really unpopular choice with most Republicans, let alone at home. And McCain would really rather have Tom Ridge (but can't pick a pro-choice running mate because for McCain it's all about
Here's another nugget:
Connecticut voters disapprove 78 - 19 percent of the job President George W. Bush is doing. Only 14 percent are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in the U.S. today, while 85 percent are "somewhat dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied."
"Is President Bush just an impossible burden for McCain? In Connecticut, it appears to be so," Dr. Schwartz said.
And check the link for more on Iraq, Hillary as VP and other goodies from the Land of Steady Habits. Sensible Connecticut is ready for change. McCain is looking at a blowout.
Update [2008-7-2 13:52:56 by DemFromCT]: Don't forget this illuminating analysis on the part of the McCain Campaign:
Connecticut — McCain polling generally within margin of error; believe CT Sen. Joe Lieberman’s support for McCain will help him win this traditionally Democratic state.