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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:18 PM
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Lieberman Hopes Poll Will Jolt Backers (Lamont double-digit lead)
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 09:19 PM by Omaha Steve

Full story: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20060804/D8J9A3E82.htm...

Lieberman Hopes Poll Will Jolt Backers

Aug 3, 9:23 PM (ET)

By SUSAN HAIGH

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman said Thursday that he hopes a new poll showing his primary challenger with a double-digit lead will "shake up" his supporters and help him eke out a victory.

Lieberman also said he will run as an independent if he loses the Democratic primary on Tuesday, despite reservations being voiced by some national party leaders.

"But I intend to win the primary," he quickly added.


Sen. Joe Lieberman,D-Conn., and his wife, Hadassah Lieberman, talk with barber Skip Franco, right, while campaigning in West Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006 Businessman Ned Lamont opened a double-digit lead over Lieberman less than a week before Connecticut's Democratic primary, raising the possibility that the three-term senator may have to run as an independent in November, a new poll released Thursday shows. (AP Photo/Bob Child)

Lieberman, 64, one of the Senate's most well-known moderate Democrats and his party's nominee for vice president in 2000, has been widely criticized for his support of the Iraq war and his perceived closeness with President Bush.

Millionaire businessman Ned Lamont, a political novice, was supported by 54 percent of likely Democratic voters in the Quinnipiac University poll, compared to Lieberman's 41 percent. The sampling error margin was plus or minus 3 percentage points.

"The fact is I'm about a lot more than one issue and the future of the people of Connecticut is about a lot more than one issue," Lieberman said during a campaign stop in West Hartford. "You always hope that a poll like this will shake up my supporters to come out and vote."

A similar survey July 20 showed Lamont with a slight advantage for the first time in the campaign.


Ned Lamont speaks at a news conference in Bridgeport, Conn., Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006. Lamont was speaking at the news conference held by WakeUpWalmart.com. calling on Wal-Mart to change some of its policies. Lamont is seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut. From left are: Stamford, Conn., Mayor Dan Malloy; Lamont; union official Thomas Wilkinson. (AP Photo/Bob Child)


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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:21 PM
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1. Commonly known as "Grasping At Straws". Where's that fork? nt
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:21 PM
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2. put a fork in yourself, Joe
and get ready for your new career as a FAUX 'News' analyst
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:33 PM
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8. And Be Glad You Don't Feel the Pressure to work 24/7 n/t
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:22 PM
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3. We are sick of War and W
W's kiss to Joe and Joe's warm embrace was the last straw
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Purveyor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:25 PM
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4. Yeah Joe, that ought to do it. NOT! LOL... eom
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DarienComp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:27 PM
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"one issue"
"The fact is I'm about a lot more than one issue and the future of the people of Connecticut is about a lot more than one issue," Lieberman said during a campaign stop in West Hartford. "You always hope that a poll like this will shake up my supporters to come out and vote."


Joe Lieberman thinks 2,500 dead American soldiers is merely "one issue". Do I need to say anything else, people?
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:27 PM
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5. Seems like Lieberman opponents are a lot more enthusiastic...
than Lieberman supporters. That's not good news for Krazy Uncle Joe.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:28 PM
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6. Is this jolt another version of Joementum?
I wonder by how badly will Holy Joe lose in November?
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longship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:30 PM
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7. "The Kiss" Float is right outside waiting for him
Everywhere Joe goes, "The Kiss" goes.

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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:43 PM
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9. OK, Joe. Cross your fingers and your toes, too.
That'll help.
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BrotherBuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 09:45 PM
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10. Hey Joe, is this one of those hope in one hand and spit in the other...
moments? :rofl:
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:02 PM
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11. This twisted logic statement just validates that Joe is a Repug

<snip>
he hopes a new poll showing his primary challenger with a double-digit lead will "shake up" his supporters and help him eke out a victory.
<snip>


What a stupid statement.....
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ShockediSay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:01 PM
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12. Joe's backers are GOP contributors
"Lieberman Finds Favor Among Donors That Usually Support G.O.P." NYTimes, July 20

and

The Israel Lobby

"Pro-Israel groups rally support for Lieberman"

http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/articles/2...
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LeahD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 11:06 PM
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13. What?!!!
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 11:07 PM by LeahD
"Lieberman, 64, one of the Senate's most well-known moderate Democrats........."

This should have said, "....one of the Senate's most well-known moderate Rebublicans...."

Bye, Joe.


On Edit: typo
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