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Despite Scandal, Richard Blumenthal Is in — Er, Is “During” First Place

Maybe I’m an idealist, but I still can’t believe Richard Blumenthal leads anybody:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with just a three-point advantage over Linda McMahon, 48% to 45%. Two weeks ago, he led the former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment by 13 percentage points. The New York Times story broke late Monday; the survey was taken Tuesday evening.

When matched against former GOP Congressman Rob Simmons, Blumenthal leads by 11 – 50% to 39%. Two weeks ago, the longtime state attorney general held a 23-point lead over Simmons.

Blumenthal now leads Peter Schiff, a high-profile Wall Street investment banker, 53% to 37%. In the previous survey, he posted a 54% to 29% lead over Schiff.

Still, just 26% of voters say Blumenthal should withdraw from the Senate race. Only nine percent (9%) of Democrats hold that view.

However, 53% of voters say “the issue of Blumenthal and his military service” will be at least somewhat important in terms of how they vote.

So against all of his opponents, Blumenthal, D-Con. Artist, is in during the lead.

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