Rasmussen Reports has taken a look at the presidential election in Connecticut in their latest poll and the results show that New York Senator Hillary Clinton is leading former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani by a margin of 46% to 40%. 8% say they would vote for a third party and 5% are still uncertain of which way they will go.
Back in May, when they did a similar poll in Connecticut, Clinton and Giuliani were tied at 40% and Michael Bloomberg had the support of 9% of the voters.
The former Mayor gives the Senator her toughest competition. When it comes to the other leading Republican Candidates, Clinton leads Fred Thompson by a margin of 54% to 32% and Mitt Romney by a margin of 54% to 31%.
The two top candidates are very close together when they asked whom they had a favorable or positive view about. Giuliani comes in with 58% and Clinton with 57% while Thompson gets 43% and Romney 41%. These figures do not come close to the ones from the question that asked who they would vote for because the respondents can say they have a favorable opinion for more than one candidate, while they can only name one who they would vote for
They also asked the respondents if they thought it would be good for the nation if there were more independents in the U.S. Senate. ON this question, 58% said yes, it would be
good and 14% said it would be bad and 18% say it would have no impact. In a sidebar, only 15% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job.
Connecticut does have a Senator who was elected as an independent. Senator Joseph Lieberman was elected as an independent after he lost the Democratic primary to Ned Lamont. Lieberman has more who support him than do not by 47% to 38%. When they break it down by political parties, 38% of the Democrats think it was right to send him back to Congress as do 50% of the unaffiliated voters.
When asked about the chance that the other Connecticut Senator, Chris Dodd has to be elected President, only 2% say it is very likely. There are 5% who say it is very likely he will be the Vice Presidential candidate. Currently, he gets support from 1% of those who say it is likely they will vote in the Democratic Primary.
Governor Jodi Rell gets a tremendous amount of support, with 64% saying she is doing a good or excellent job and just 9% who say she is doing a poor job. President Bush gets just the opposite, with27% saying he is doing he is doing good or excellent and 55% saying he is doing a poor job.
Source: rasmussen Reports http://www.rasmussenreports.com/