Rasmussen just released a poll showing Linda McMahon down 47-40 to Richard Blumenthal. This represents the
closed closest poll so far (I think), but more important, shows Blumenthal under 50%:
Support for McMahon is unchanged from last month, despite her GOP Primary win on Tuesday. Blumenthal’s support is down six points since then. In June, Blumenthal held a 56% to 33% lead over McMahon, the former head of Worldwide Wrestling Entertainment.
Since March, support for Blumenthal against McMahon has ranged from 48% to 60%, while she has largely remained in the 30s. Her support spiked briefly to 45% in May just after a New York Times report that Blumenthal had embellished his military record in public statements over the years.
I predicted back in early June that The Blumenthal Vietnam Story Has Legs, and it certainly seems so.
Blumenthal’s prevarication over his service in Vietnam, or lack thereof, has eaten away at his numbers and persona like a gangrenous battle wound.