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August 17, 2006

Lieberman Leads Lamont 49 To 38

This runs against the "question the timing" stuff, as the lead has actually narrowed since the last poll by Qunnipinianainaninniac.

Still, that's a pretty good lead.

You know what I said about Lieberman dropping out of the race under pressure from Democrats? Yeah, forget I said anything about that.

Here's an additional side-benefit: With Lieberman now with a commanding, well-nigh insurmountable lead, all the attention that would have gone to Kos and the lefty nutroots is greatly reduced. Yes, they won a Democratic primary. But they can't win a general election, which is what counts.

Brit Hume was chuckling his ass off yesterday as he read Lamont's statement claiming to be a fiscal conservative. On one hand, I have to admit, laughing out loud as you read a statement from a candidate is not, precisely, "fair and balanced."

On the other hand, it was pretty funny, and I think Brit Hume should get to enjoy himself at somone else's expense every once in a while. He hasn't been on the Sunday show with Juan Williams for weeks; he needs a new mouse to bat around.

Correction: I originally wrote that the lead had opened up, as I was comparing it to the 46-41 edge shown by Rasmussen. But Qunnippiac says their last poll showed a 53-41 edge.

Oddly, both candidates lost support since the last poll (as did the Republican candidate). Lamont gained a scary 1%. I suppose that means more people are open minded and still deciding, but, with Lieberman at 49%, he doesn't need many undecideds to break his way.

Nits and Pieces: I wrote "has... shrank." I guess that's a good reason not to split up verbs. You get lost. I changed it to "has... narrowed," as "has... shrunk" sounds funny to me.

Thanks to CraigC.

And thanks, generally, to everyone, especially Phil, for being on nit patrol. Sometimes I get to these mistakes, othertimes I let them go, as I consider a rather slapdash regard for spelling and grammar an essential part of the Ace of Spades Lifestyle (TM).

The AoS Lifestyle is all first-draft, baby.


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