(CNN) - Nearly two months after the revelation that he inflated his military record as a Vietnam War veteran, Connecticut Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal still holds a large lead over his presumed Republican opponent.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Friday, Blumenthal, Connecticut's attorney general, leads former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon by 17 points.
The gap represents the smallest lead Blumenthal has held over McMahon since Quinnipiac's polling began. He held a 41-point lead in January and a 20-point lead in June.
"Ms. McMahon [...] has the momentum, even if the latest movement is only a small three-point change," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz. "She is inching up on Blumenthal.
"She still has a long way to go, but she has a lot of time and a lot of money," Schwartz said.
Blumenthal made a public apology in May for making several references to serving time in Vietnam. A New York Times investigation revealed Blumenthal served in the Marine Corps Reserves during the war and was stationed stateside.
Despite the revelation, 60 percent of voters still say Blumenthal is honest and trustworthy.
The poll was conducted from July 7-13, interviewed 1,367 registered voters in Connecticut and carries a sampling error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.
he inflated his military record during the Vietnam War
I was a captain, no wait, a major in the army and we were under fire,
no wait, general, yeah thats it, I was a general and ordered troops to advance and... no wait Chief of staff, yeah thats the ticket
Hey McMahon, hold a wrestling fund raiser so you can throw more money at the campaign and just buy your way into the office–you know good ole republican sweat equity!
Congress has an approval rating less than 20% and you people continue to elect the same old losers. I think our ancestors knew something when they enacted a poll tax.
I guess being a war hero is not what it used to be.
Any new comer is better than the dumpocrap Dodd's
I don't believe theses Quinnipiac polls, I never have.
And Schwartz's job is to present the data, not comment on it.
I'm going to watch to see how his "psychic predictions" turn out.
It is very sad that the people who live within a 20 mile radius of the twin towers would vote for Osama Bin Laden if he had a little d next to his name.
There is nothing more sick, twisted, evil, selfish, mean, and reckless than the Democrat. Please come visit a blue area now, see what evil is and join the fight to defeat it, thank you.
The problem with McMahon is that she doesn't seem to understand that she won't be the top dog in the Senate, a body know for debate rather than body slams. She seems to indicate by her commercials that she is going to shake up the Senate so much that they will all follow her. That is a fraud to me.
Is CT insane? They already have one lying yid representing them. Why on earth would they vote in another? Jews are traitors and parasites.
Has any one else seen Linda McMahon rambling spots on TV,She really should stick to wrestling
Some people are entirely too willing to overlook things they should NOT overlook.
This may be proof that people in Connecticut are clueless when it comes to picking their representatives. First they place Chris Dodd (the idiot over the banking committee and co-idiot that has given us the expensive, but toothless finance reform bill. (Dodd also was dishonest in taking loans, and was financed by Freddie Mac to the tune of $140K).
Blumenthal lied to get votes (when he was way ahead) and the people don't care. Just think about about the damage he can do when things really count.
It seems to me that voters in Connecticut need to ask themselves "what else is he lying about?" before going to the polls in November. Maybe his opponent should be asking the question,too.
If you look closely at who lives in that state and what country runs it,you will get the real picture.Its been NYs bedroom of the richest for years and years.
Meh... Connecticut. What do you expect?