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Rasmussen: Blumenthal Leads McMahon by 23 Points

11:25 AM, Jun 3, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Following the revelation that Connecticut's Democratic Senate candidate Dick Blumenthal had falsely claimed to have served in Vietnam, Republican Linda McMahon was within just three points in a Rasmussen poll. But now Rasmussen shows Blumenthal back to a 23-point lead. 

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Connecticut finds Blumenthal with 56% support versus 33% for Linda McMahon, the officially endorsed GOP candidate. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and seven percent (7%) are undecided.

Rich Lowry wrote about McMahon's history as a pro-wrestling executive yesterday:

Linda McMahon says that she was primarily involved in the business, not the creative, side of the enterprise. She apparently had no idea what unbelievable dreck her husband, the creative genius of the family, was staging every week. Linda herself appeared in some of the skits, although — in her defense — in a relatively restrained role that only saw her kick men in the groin once or twice.

She can’t deny any foreknowledge of the pipe-choking incident, since she participated in the skit. Asked whether she’s proud of that charming moment in “sports entertainment” history, her campaign spokesman repeatedly refuses to answer. All he’ll say is that there are “parts of the program that she likes more than others.” We’ll have to guess whether she liked, say, the episodes with the insulting depictions of a mentally handicapped man more or less.

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