Politics & Policy

Debicella Leads in New Poll

Dan Debicella’s campaign releases an internal poll showing him leading Rep. Jim Himes by four points:

TOPLINES:

·         Dan currently leads Jim Himes 46%-42% in our most recent survey, with 9% undecided.  Once again, Himes has been stuck at 42% since August, despite his continued  negative attacks against Dan. 

·         Dan leads 48%-42% among voters who are most likely to turn out.

·         Among voters who have heard of both candidates, Dan leads 50%-41%.  Among voters who have an opinion of both candidates, Dan leads 60%-34%. 

·         The Republican leads the generic ballot, 50%-41%.

·         By a 53%-37% margin, voters prefer a Republican to provide a check and balance to the Speaker and the President, rather than a Democrat who will support their programs.

·         The Bottom Line:  Dan Debicella’s numbers continue to improve, while Jim Himes is stuck in the same place he was in August.  

National Research Inc. conducted a telephone survey in Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District on October 17-18, 2010.  The survey was conducted among 300 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 5.66% in 95 out of 100 cases.  36% of the sample are registered Democrats, 34% are registered Republicans and 30% are registered unaffiliated/undeclared voters

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