Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10398

Geography Surveyed: Connecticut
Data Collected: 10/08/2006 - 10/10/2006
Release Date: 10/11/2006 9:50 AM ET
Sponsor: WABC-TV New York

Independent Lieberman Still 13 Points Atop Democrat Lamont for U.S. Senate: In an election in Connecticut today, 10/11/06, incumbent U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, running as an Independent, defeats Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for WABC-TV New York. 27 days to the 11/7/06 general election, it's Lieberman 53%, Lamont 40%, Schlesinger 4%. Since an identical SurveyUSA WABC-TV poll 1 month ago, Lieberman and Lamont have each gained 2 points, and Schlesinger has lost 3 points. Lieberman leads Schlesinger 4:1 among Republicans. Lieberman leads Lamont 3:2 among Independents. Lamont leads 5:3 among Democrats. 80% of the Democrats who voted for Lieberman in the 08/08/06 Democratic Primary, which Lamont won by 4 points, stick with Lieberman as an Independent in the General Election. 15% of Democrats who voted for Lieberman in the Primary switch to Lamont in the General. Of those who approve of President Bush's position on Iraq, 80% vote Lieberman. Among those who disapprove of Bush on Iraq, 57% vote Lamont. Of those who say "Terrorism" is the most important issue, 76% vote Lieberman. Of those who say "Iraq" is the most important issue, 74% vote Lamont. SurveyUSA asked voters whether they are voting "for" their candidate or "against" another candidate. 56% of those who vote Lamont say they are voting "against" another candidate. 62% of those who vote Lieberman say they are voting "for" Lieberman.

Filtering: 1,000 Connecticut adults were interviewed 10/8/06 - 10/10/06. Of them, 855 were registered to vote. of them, 572 were judged to be "likely voters." Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

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  Asked of 572 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.2%

If the election for United States Senator from Connecticut were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Alan Schlesinger? Democrat Ned Lamont? Independent Joe Lieberman? Or some other candidate?

4% Schlesinger (R)
40% Lamont (D)
53% Lieberman (I)
2% Other/Undecided

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