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Connecticut Voters Want the Stimulus, Even Though They Don’t Think It Will Help Them

Quinnipiac polling finds Obama’s approval rating in Connecticut high–surprise!–but they find some interesting, seemingly contradictory data on what people in that state think about the stimulus:

By a 58 – 32 percent margin, voters support Obama’s Economic Stimulus Package, and 52 percent are “very confident” or “somewhat confident” it will work, while 45 percent are “not too confident” or “not confident at all.”

And voters say 59 – 33 percent that the Stimulus Package will not help them personally.  Democrats split 45 – 43 percent on whether the package will help, while Republicans, independent voters and voters in every income and age group do not expect to benefit personally.

UPDATE: TPM thinks the headline coming out of this poll is Lieberman’s terrible poll numbers in a reelection bid in as an independent against Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, losing 58-30.

Of course, this is asking voters their preference in a hypothetical match-up that would take place just under four years from now. And Lieberman would be seeking reelection at age 71. When Lieberman beat Ned Lamont, I figured this was his last term.


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