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Blumenthal Over McMahon In Connecticut

Despite McMahon's high visibility, and Blumenthal's penchant for, err, stretching the truth about his military service, it appears that likely voters in Connecticut prefer the latter:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with 56% support versus 33% for Linda McMahon, the officially endorsed GOP candidate. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. McMahon has come under criticism recently as people have focused on her role in World Wresting Entertainment, a corporation that one conservative pundit compares to the Gulf oil spill as “a relentless gusher of pollution."

Blumenthal, the state’s longtime attorney general, earns 55% of the vote in a match-up with Wall Street investment banker Peter Schiff, who hopes to collect enough signatures by Tuesday to force McMahon into an August 10 primary contest. Given that match-up, three percent (3%) like another candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
Given the rise of social conservatism in recent years, it's not entirely surprising that McMahon would face some criticism from her own party. Exhibit A.

However, what is surprising is that this is Connecticut. The Constitution State, along with New Hampshire, is somewhat renown for it's streak of political independence. So, it is interesting to me that, despite Blumenthal's recent transgressions, Nutmeggers seem to prefer Blumenthal's untruthiness to McMahon's, umm, smack-down-iness.

This will likely continue to be a race to watch...