After reading about WordPress 3.0 and discovering how many more features it has (including an application for Blackberry) I decided to ditch Drupal and move my website over. The process was fairly painless, especially using the one click installer from my new webhost, Dreamhost. The process included deciding on a new theme template. I will probably stick with this theme for now until I have time and creativity to design something of my own.
title: Malloy Pulls Ahead
I know there is a diary about the senate results but wanted to discuss the implications in the Governor’s Race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds Dan Malloy is now earning 44% support against GOP frontrunner Thomas Foley’s 35%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and 17% are undecided.
Malloy picks up 42% of the vote when matched against Republican Lieutenant Governor Michael Fedele. The Republican gets 28% support, with 25% undecided. Four percent (4%) like another candidate.
Ned Lamont posts a modest 36% falling behind 38% for Foley. Nine percent (9%) favor some other candidate, while 17% remain undecided.
Lamont picks up 43% support to Fedele’s 34%, with 4% looking to another candidate. Given that match-up, nearly one-in-five Connecticut voters (19%) are undecided.
The survey of 500 Likely Voters in Connecticut was conducted on June 1, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
Also here is the trend:
I know people were arguing before that money buys results, but I’m just not sure I’m seeing it here. Malloy was finally approved for his CEP grant today while Lamont has already burned through $1.78 Million. Also interesting to note Fedele (the CEP participating GOP candidate) jumping 6 points against Ned Lamont.
At my last Democratic Town Committee meeting our Democratic State Committeeperson told me that the state party got a new communications director recently. Now if you go to the state democratic party website you can see events are now updated, there was an event e-mail sent out today, and the twitter has come alive. I hope the new communications director is reading MLN and might consider introducing herself. I’m looking forward to see a lot more stuff coming out of the state party in the coming months.
I have installed the WP-O-Matic plug-in and so now my posts on the MyLeftNutmeg blog will be automatically imported into the homepage. Their titles will link directly to the posts on the MyLeftNutmeg site but you will still be able to see them here. Hopefully it will keep this site fresher and allow the political posts to get a little more circulation online.