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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:42 AM

 

Memo to Quinnipiac: Few people care about Connecticut, pollwise

Q will release a Presidential poll of Connecticut tomorrow. http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-centers/polling-institute/connecticut/release-detail?ReleaseID=1811

As a pollster that has gathered a lot of attention this cycle, Quinnipiac should invest resources in important states. I can already guess that Obama will be ahead by 10%-20% in CT.

Gimme swing states. Thanks.

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Reply Memo to Quinnipiac: Few people care about Connecticut, pollwise (Original post)
Welcome_hubby Oct 2012 OP
BainsBane Oct 2012 #1
Autumn Colors Oct 2012 #2
NutmegYankee Oct 2012 #3
jsmirman Oct 2012 #4
Jersey Devil Oct 2012 #7
Jennicut Oct 2012 #10
jsmirman Oct 2012 #13
TroyD Oct 2012 #5
Jennicut Oct 2012 #6
titaniumsalute Oct 2012 #8
Larkspur Oct 2012 #9
CTyankee Oct 2012 #11
Autumn Colors Oct 2012 #18
CTyankee Oct 2012 #21
Autumn Colors Oct 2012 #22
CTyankee Oct 2012 #23
OldDem2012 Oct 2012 #12
Arkana Oct 2012 #14
MSMITH33156 Oct 2012 #19
MadBadger Oct 2012 #15
calico1 Oct 2012 #16
NewJeffCT Oct 2012 #20
center rising Oct 2012 #17
WI_DEM Oct 2012 #24

Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:43 AM

1. I care about the senate seat

a lot of people do. It's a close race and could help determine control of the Senate.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:21 AM

2. Please trust us from CT when we say....

We (and you) do NOT want (Mrs. WWE) Linda McMahon to win Lieberman's seat. She would be a nightmare.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:27 AM

3. Exactly! nt

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:32 AM

4. Memo to you - they are *in* Connecticut

just a short jog up the road from Mother Yale.

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:33 AM

7. thank you - op prob doesn't know it's a respected Conn college

Which btw I have found over the headstone be a very reliable polling source especially in this area

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Response to jsmirman (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:36 AM

10. It's in Hamden.

I grew up in the next town over in Cheshire. They are definitely going to poll Connecticut. It is what they started doing to begin with.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:33 AM

13. Precisely

which turned out to be so much closer to New Haven than I had anticipated. The first time that road suddenly became Hamden, I was like, oh, this is Hamden. As I'm sure you know, we've got the same road in both New Haven and Hamden.

I was good friends with a guy from Cheshire. Been to Cheshire Academy.

Might I ask, though, I have this really vague recollection that there was a connection between Cheshire and the KKK? Or was it that the HQ was one town over?

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:55 AM

5. There has been a lot of polling in Connecticut because of the Senate race

Murphy appears to be in the lead now and is favored to win according to Nate Silver's projections, but for a while McMahon looked like she could pull an upset.

I think Quinnipiac previously had McMahon in the lead when they last did their CT polling a month or two ago, so if she loses the lead that is a bad sign for her since all other pollsters have Murphy ahead.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:24 AM

6. Quinnipiac is simply polling the state with the Senate race as that race is very close.

And it is a Connecticut university, a very nice one that I have been to a few times. I have hiked right in the woods behind it (Sleeping Giant). Great place. Not unusual that they would poll Connecticut of all places.

I live in CT and wanted to know, so there you go. Q has plenty of resources, so don't worry.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:48 AM

8. In addition

If you ate going to do a poll you might as well ask an additional question or two about the pres election.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:01 AM

9. The CT-Sen race is very important to Dems nationally

That race has been close since the summer, but Chris Murphy's strong debate performances and Machon's past comments on "sunsetting" Social Security is helping him to a 5-6 pt lead right now.

Also, a few weeks ago, Obama was only up 6 pts. There are a lot of Wall Streeters in Southwest CT.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:50 AM

11. Please, if it weren't important, Bill Clinton wouldn't be coming to campaign for Murphy this Sunday.

For all of his mischief, Joe Lieberman voted with the Dems some of the time and this is his seat. The Democratic Party cannot afford to lose a Senate seat to an R.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:42 PM

18. Are you (or is anyone else here) going to this?

I didn't even know this was happening until I saw your post. We already had plans to meet another couple for lunch in Waterbury on Sunday, so we're going to try to shift the time up so we can go to this afterwards. In any case, we'll be taking back roads to try to avoid the traffic, so thanks for the heads up!

Let me know if you're going. Maybe we can meet up somewhere.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:22 PM

21. No, I don't. I asked my husband and he didn't know. All is know is that he is coming.

I was hoping it would be in New Haven where I live. I know he likes to come here and visit Yale...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:37 PM

22. It's 3:00 PM this Sun. at Library Park in Waterbury

It's free, but you have to have tickets. You can request them by calling Chris Murphy's campaign office. Right now, they're just taking your name, email address, and phone number and will let you know in a few days if you have tickets or not.

I looked on a map and it's close to where I-84 intersects with Route 8.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #22)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:39 PM

23. Thanks! But I doubt if I will be going to Waterbury. Hope it's a good turnout and has good effects!

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:54 AM

12. Memo to the OP: ALL polls are important at this point in the election. Thanks. nt.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:41 AM

14. Actually, CT has been slightly closer this cycle than other states

and they're doing it probably to poll the Senate race.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #14)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:47 PM

19. Yeah

they were polling the senate race, so they might as well poll the presidential race too.

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:43 AM

15. Look up Quinnipiac on the map

Thanks

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:45 AM

16. Quinnipiac is in CT.

I know CT is a little State. The candidates generally never come here except to raise money.

But regardless of the size of any State, a Senate seat is a Senate seat and Linda McMahon has been doing very well, thanks to her bottomless financial resources.

So if we do not get this Senate seat, you're saying it doesn't matter because it's CT? It could be the seat that makes the difference.

You should care about EVERY seat because they ALL matter.

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Response to calico1 (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:17 PM

20. agreed

Quinnipiac is in Hamden, CT

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:01 AM

17. Ct is not always a relaible seat for Dems.

It's gone for Reagan and Ford in the past. Likely Obama this time, but the Senate race for Lieberman's seat MUST remain Democratic!!

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Response to Welcome_hubby (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:44 PM

24. speak for yourself. I care about the competitive senate seat and want to make sure Obama

is doing what he should be doing in CT. We need to win these blue states by big margins to counter the GOP in the south.

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