Lamont leads Lieberman, and is tied in 3-way

That headline sounds a bit kinky, doesn't it? Well, via Atrios, Political Wire has the poll from which that headline is derived:
A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Ned Lamont (D) beating Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) in the primary, 51% to 41%.

Here's the stunning finding: In the general election, Lieberman and Lamont are tied with 40% with Alan Schlesinger (R) trailing behind with 13%.
Start taking Lamont seriously MSM, and stop doing those stories about how hurt the nice Mr. Lieberman is. If he's such a wonderful guy, why are so many CT Dems going the other way? They can't all be "blogofascists" like me.

I wonder how much influence blogs really had. Certainly, lefty blogs have championed and fundraised for Lamont, but that alone can't explain Lamont being ahead by ten percentage points. I think the Iraq occupation has a lot to do with it, of course. But I'd be interested to hear the reasons Lamont supporters in CT give for their choice. I think the blogosphere might be less influential in this race than we think we are. But we are growing in numbers and in influence, and the media does seem a bit obsessed and threatened by us lately. That's a good sign.


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