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.