Sinking: The Blumenthal slide continues

Rasmussen’s latest poll on the Connecticut Senate race gives us the “Tale of the Tape”. Linda McMahon continues to close the gap on the “golden boy”. More telling for crown prince Blumenthal, the leaners are breaking for McMahon. Momentum!

Understand the gap is still big enough, and Blumenthal is still at 50% but even that is down from 51%. A long time political friend of mine once told me when a candidate falls below 50% he’s in trouble. When he drops below 45, he’s toast.

Democrat Richard Blumenthal now holds just a five-point lead over Republican Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s race for the U.S. Senate.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds Blumenthal with 50% support and McMahon with 45% when leaners are included. One percent (1%) favor some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. To see survey questions, click here.
The race remains Leans Democrat in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Senate Balance of Power rankings.

Ed Morrissey at Hot Air notes that not only is McMahon within the margin of error on the poll … But lady mo continues to work it’s magic for McMahon

Blumenthal once led this race by 30 points and was assumed to have rescued it from the debacle of Chris Dodd.  Linda McMahon was once considered too conservative to compete for this seat, as well as too tied to the circus atmosphere of professional wrestling to build credibility with voters.  McMahon has run a smart, issues-focused campaign, and has also been blessed with an opponent that keeps inflicting his own damage to his credibility and reputation.

Make no mistake, these final 5 points will be tough to make up. But based on Blumenthal’s pathetic performance in his Democratic debate, and his lack of command of issues, that 5 will disappear quickly. Remember this one? Jump ahead to 5:49. The infamous “my lawsuits actually create jobs”.


Issues, issues, issues. Mark this date, October 4th 5th … Fox’s Bret Baier will be hosting on Fox 61.

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Jim Vicevich

Jim is a veteran broadcaster and conservative/libertarian blogger with more than 25 years experience in TV and radio. Jim's was the long-term host of The Jim Vicevich Show on WTIC 1080 in Hartford from 2004 through 2019. Prior to radio, Jim worked as a business and financial reporter for NBC30 - the NBC owned TV station in Hartford - and as business editor at WFSB-TV in Hartford for 14 years while earning six Emmy nominations and three Telly Awards.


  1. JollyRoger on September 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    But Blumie is just so likable!  I get a thrill up my leg every time he holds a press conference where he terrorizes some capitalist bastards because they may have gouged me $5/year as a consumer- as if I don't have the Democrat machine with their hands in each of my pockets and their fingers up my ass!

  2. chris-os on September 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Want quotes?

    Here's some Linda quotes!

    When asked what people should do if they cannot afford health insurance…

    "They do go to hospitals for care. They are not turned away. The hospitals treat them."

    ummm, linda, duh, that is the costliest form of care…

    And my real fave quote…

    when asked why she gave Rahm Emmanuel $15,000…

    "I . . . didn't know who Rahm Emanuel was."


  3. VictimsRevenge on September 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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    Do you think that this poll reflects the endorsement of our beloved king of charisma? Blumenthal may have gotten a push that isn’t shown by this poll.<cite></cite><cite></cite><cite></cite><cite></cite>

  4. Tbone McGraw on September 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Let's not forget about our Vietnam War Returning Veteran Dick "I'm Full of Shit" Blumenthal! Old Dick has made a career out of lying and attacking others he "Deemed" culprits of defrauding and harming the general public. All the while he mislead and advanced his own political aspirations.

    Best part of the Dick machine, he did it all without so much as a peep from the Connecticut liberal biased media. The Dick, did as he pleased and now that he is actually being pressed to answer for himself? He's folding under the pressure. Yes, Dick is a Dick and although I'll hold my nose, when I vote for Linda, it will not be the typical liberal representing this state. This state has suffered the consequences of Liber-tard and the criminal "CountryWide" Dodd, I hope they both burn in HELL!

  5. TomL on September 28, 2010 at 1:27 am

    What I always liked about Blumie was when gas would skyrocket in price he would always say he was going to conduct an investigation and what did we hear? CRICKETS

  6. Anne-EH on September 28, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Hi Jim:

    Here is the Free Republic posting of this RVO blog article:

  7. WagTheDog on September 28, 2010 at 4:02 am

    I think he still looks and acts like a used car salesman.

  8. Dimsdale on September 28, 2010 at 4:22 am

    With a truly bad comb over…


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