Despite the best efforts of the New York Times, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) leads Linda McMahon, his Republican opponent for Chris Dodd's Senate seat, by 25 points in a new Quinnipiac poll.
Blumenthal's up 56 percent to 31 percent. Before the revelation that, on two or three occasions, Blumenthal made it sound like he served in Vietnam (and the equally shocking revelation that some people thought he was the captain of the Harvard swim team), Blumenthal led 61-28. So he took a little bit of a hit.
Fortunately for Blumenthal, his opponent is increasingly reviled by Connecticut voters. McMahon's "negatives" are up 13 points since she won at the Republican convention. Apparently, Connecticut voters are not wrestling fans.
(Interestingly, a GOP polling firm recently found that professional wrestling fans are both significantly more liberal and much less likely to vote than fans of most other sports. The GOP should've recruited Huskies football coach Randy Edsall if they really wanted this seat.)