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article imagePoll: Peter Schiff, Republicans beating Chris Dodd in Connecticut

By Andrew Moran     Dec 12, 2009 in Politics
President of Euro Pacific Capital and Republican Senatorial candidate for Connecticut, Peter Schiff, is defeating incumbent Democratic Senator Chris Dodd in a latest Rasmussen poll.
Peter Schiff, author of “Crash Proof 2.0” and “The Little Book of Bull Moves in a Bear Market,” is vying for the Republican nomination for the state of Connecticut as a Senator and even though he is behind among his fellow Republican contenders such as Rob Simmons and Linda McMahon, he is defeating incumbent 30-year Senator Chris Dodd, according to Rasmussen.
Dodd is losing to every remaining Republican in the race. Simmons, the frontrunner among all the Republicans, is up 48 per cent to Dodd’s 35 per cent, while McMahon, who has been running ads on all mediums for more than a year, leads 44 per cent to 38 per cent. Schiff is is beating Dodd by one percentage point with 40 per cent to 39 per cent, reports the Hartford Courant.
However, the undecided voters could be a major factor for all candidates as between 9 per cent and 14 per cent are unsure of who they would support.
The Republican American notes that this will concern many Democrats in Washington but they still believe Dodd will win the race.
In an e-mail to Digital Journal, the Schiff for Senate campaign said they are excited about the latest poll numbers because they haven’t even started campaigning yet but will once their campaign headquarters officially opens up next week. They’re especially enthusiastic because Dodd is a five-term Senator and most Connecticut voters do not know what Schiff stands for nor of his private sector record.
They concluded in the e-mail, “One final note: there is a lot of talk out of Washington about the need for “a million-dollar advertising campaign” like the one we are seeing from one of Peter’s opponents. If these poll numbers prove one thing, it’s that: Throwing money at a problem won’t move your poll numbers any more than it will solve the financial crisis."
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