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Poll: Himes And Debicella In Dead Heat

October 7th, 2010 · 4 Comments · State Politics

Oh, baby, the battle for Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District is tighter than Mariano Rivera’s cut fastball. Bridgeport voters will have a major say whether Democrat Jim Himes returns for two more years or Republican Dan Debicella who was raised in Bridgeport takes over. From www.ctcapitolreport.com:

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Holy Foley! Close Governor’s Race

October 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments · State Politics

From www.ctcapitolreport.com: MALLOY, FOLEY TOO CLOSE TO CALL Connecticut voters still undecided on their next governor HARTFORD, CT (October 5, 2010) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy has 47.5 percent to Republican Tom Foley’s 44.9 percent according to the CT Capitol Report poll released today. The two candidates will participate in a live, televised debate […]

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Dick Leads Linda In New Poll

October 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments · State Politics

From www.ctcapitolreport.com: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has 52.4 percent to Republican Linda McMahon’s 44.7 percent according to the CT Capitol Report poll released today. The two candidates will participate in a live, televised debate for the first time tonight.

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OIB Poll: Finch Leads Rivals Despite Voter Concern About Direction Of City

September 26th, 2010 · 30 Comments · City Politics

Less than a year from a mayoral primary Mayor Bill Finch, in a poll of likely Democratic voters commissioned by OIB, leads all potential primary challengers including State Rep. Chris Caruso by 16 points. Finch’s approval rating is above 50 percent. Some concern for the Finch camp, city Dems by a 52 to 17 percent margin say the city’s […]

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Time To Take Inventory On The Mayoral Race

September 7th, 2010 · 20 Comments · City Politics

If you get a phone call within the next few days from OIB don’t hang up! Okay, you can hang up if you want but tonight OIB will launch a poll to gauge the standing of Mayor Bill Finch and three possible challengers to his mayoralty. Since we’re one year away from a Bridgeport Democratic primary […]

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Why Polling Matters

August 19th, 2010 · 19 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

In 2007, after Mayor John Fabrizi walked into a courtroom to seek leniency on behalf of a sexual offender who was a friend of  Fabs’ son, it changed the city’s political landscape. Dem party operatives sensed primary voters were freaking out and the feeling of the electorate was measured in a poll. The numbers showed Fabs […]

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Oh Boy, Malloy (Wins Big)! Malloy-Lamont Run Tight in Bridgeport

August 11th, 2010 · 55 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

Update: When a Democrat has a Republican message in a Democratic primary, it’s hard to win, even outspending your opponent four to one. Ned Lamont spent roughly $10 million, the most by far in a Democratic guber primary. While he inspired primary voters in a courageous anti-war message against Joe Lieberman four years ago, he never […]

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Can We Talk Mayoral Campaign?

January 27th, 2010 · 19 Comments · City Politics, State Politics

In Bridgeport politics it doesn’t matter your shape, size, color, ethnicity … everyone’s gotta get their pound of flesh. And sometimes a public opinion poll can make you a player. The state’s largest city has never had an African American mayor, and some city pols have decided to find out who might be a leading […]

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