Egads … if she can’t close faster then this … the Republicans are in trouble, which they may be anyway. I have not gone through all of the internals, but there are two ways to look at this. First as we get closer to November, people are beginning to look a little closer at the “suit”. But you can’t beat someone with no one and while McMahon’s Positives are way up and negatives are way down, Blumenthal’s positives are way, way up.But is that surprising since the Dems have successfully, so far, hung the “Wrastlin Queen” label around her neck. Not a nay sayer, really, and she’s a smart business woman, and a comeback queen herself … but this is an uphill battle.
Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon is inching up on Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and now trails the Democrat 55 – 35 percent in the U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
This compares to a 56 – 31 percent Blumenthal lead over McMahon in a May 27 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
Blumenthal tops former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who has suspended his bid for the GOP nomination but who remains on the ballot, by a similar 54 – 33 percent margin, and beats businessman Peter Schiff 56 – 29 percent.
But the numbers that really get me are these, McMahon’s postives and Blumenthal’s positives:
By a narrow 38 – 35 percent margin, Connecticut voters have a favorable opinion of McMahon, compared to a negative 32 – 39 percent favorability May 27.
“Blumenthal, meanwhile, still has a 73 – 22 percent job approval, the best score in Connecticut,” Dr. Schwartz added.”
Another interesting point here is the Vietnam flap is still in play:
Because of his statements concerning his military service in the Vietnam era, voters say 33 – 3 percent that they are less likely to vote for Blumenthal, but 61 percent say this doesn’t make a difference, identical to the May 27 survey findings.
But so is the wrestling for McMahon:
Voters have a negative 22 – 43 percent opinion of professional wrestling and say 36 – 16 percent that McMahon’s role as CEO of WWE makes them less likely to vote for her, while 44 percent say this won’t affect their vote.
That seems to make the two a wash. You tell me, is it too late?