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Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research was commissioned by Peter Schiff to conduct a live-interview telephone survey of likely Connecticut voters to determine the feasibility of a run for U.S. Senate against Chris Dodd in November 2010. WPA completed the survey of n=400 likely voters June 24–25, 2009. The sample was stratified to be geographically and demographically representative of the likely voter population of Connecticut. The study has a margin of error of ±4.9%.

The following are the key findings from the ballot match-ups:

• Chris Dodd remains very weak in this deeply blue state that went 61% for Obama in 2008, allowing Peter Schiff to split the vote on the ballot inside the margin of error.
o Voters were asked: “If the general election for US Senate were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were (Choices Rotated)…”
Peter Schiff 38%
Chris Dodd 42%
Undecided/Ref 20%

• Rob Simmons, who has been running for nearly six months, does not have a lock on the race against Dodd even though Simmons has likely benefited directly from any anti-Dodd sentiment and maintains higher name recognition than Peter Schiff.
o Voters were asked: “If the general election for US Senate were held today, for whom would you vote if the candidates were (Choices Rotated)…”
Rob Simmons 47%
Chris Dodd 38%
Undecided/Ref 15%

o Republican voters are only slightly more supportive (just outside the margin of error) of Simmons than Schiff, despite knowing Simmons much better and for a longer period of time. Schiff garners the exact same support among strong Republicans as Simmons does, indicating that Schiff could start the race with significant base support, equal to the support Simmons currently enjoys.
Schiff vs Dodd
• Self Identified Republican: 69% Schiff
• Self Identified Strong Republican: 90% Schiff

Simmons vs Dodd
• Self Identified Republican: 74% Simmons
• Self Identified Strong Republican: 90% Simmons

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13 Comments

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  2. CT Resident

    Should be an interesting race. Doesn’t change anything for me, though. I absolutely will NOT vote for a Republican, not until they purge the racists and American Taliban. And Peter Schiff is an acolyte of Ron Paul and his merry band of lunatics. I will never vote for a man who advocates for complete financial meltdown rather than government intervention like Peter Schiff. Plus, he’s one of Ron Paul’s merry band of lunatics.

  3. Not a CT Resident

    “I will never vote for a man who advocates for complete financial meltdown rather than government intervention like Peter Schiff.”

    So you’d rather elect a person who helped create the meltdown (Dodd), than someone who correctly predicted it (Schiff)?

  4. Dave Stevedave

    So here we sit with the economy collapsing around us thanks to everyone in congress besides Ron Paul, but this dim bulb thinks Paul and Schiff are the lunatics…

  5. Hartford Hank

    CT Resident, you’re an idiot. Schiff would have helped *prevent* the financial crisis. You want to skewer him for not supporting bailouts that may (will probably) make our financial situation worse? Good gravy! One of Schiff’s key ideas is that there are no easy solutions, no band-aids for deep wounds. Over human history, his philosophy is proven correct. But then again, you’d rather believe Republicans are racist terrorists, so I have no idea why you’d be rational enough to look at history.

  6. Jules

    Chris Dodd is a fat cat who needs to be put out! He has done nothing but let loopholes be put into legislation to allow other rich people get ahead. He refuses to take any responsiblility for the economy even though it was in his Committe on his watch!! Dirtbag! I bet that he opts out of the Healthcare that he is so eager to get the rest of us on. It would be refreshing if we could get him to promise to have his family on the new healthcare plan. Never gonna happen though!! I don’t care who gets into office as long as it IS NOT him!! Why oh why did I vote for Obama???

  7. Matt

    DEAR GOD CT RESIDENT………….people are you are why this country is a downward spiral leading towards Great Depression level unemployment and poverty. But your right, Democratic Neoliberal Socialism is a much better option that Peter Schiff’s “silly” idea to let the free markets correct themselves and keep government out of the economy.

    seriously i need to move out of this state. if Schiff isn’t elected I probably will. New Hampshire sounds nice.

  8. Chris Delia

    The time has come to elect INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE JOHN PISTONE to CT congressional 5th district.
    UNIVERSAL GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE IS A BAD IDEA!!!!!
    http://www.pistoneforcongress.org
    JOHN PISTONE FOR CONGRESS
    “WITHOUT HOPE,THERE IS NO CHANGE”

    JOHN PISTONE FOR CONGRESS- 5TH DISTRICT CONNECTICUT
    The smart choice!

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  10. Brian

    Looking at it from the midwest, the only possible choice is John Pistone, the independent. He wants to actually help the people of Connecticut, not line his pockets.

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