Is Dick dead? Not yet. According to today’s Q poll Democrat Dick Blumenthal leads his Republican opponent Linda McMahon by six points to fill Chris Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat. Yes, it’s close. But here’s what I’m looking at…the female vote. He has a nice lead among female voters, the same voting bloc that saved Bill Clinton. McMahon has failed to persuade women that she’s not really like all that entertainment violence her wrestling empire sells to kids.
From the Q poll:
“McMahon would be Connecticut’s first female Senator. But it is Blumenthal’s advantage among women that is making the difference in the race. While men have a mixed opinion of both candidates, women are divided on McMahon but love Blumenthal by a more than 2-1 margin. It may be because women are less likely than men to be turned off by Blumenthal’s Vietnam misstatements, and more likely to be turned off by McMahon’s wrestling background.”
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