The Quinnipiac University Poll doesn’t look much different than it did five days ago for candidates in the U.S. Senate race. Here’s what it found: Incumbent Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman holds a 50 – 38 percent likely voter lead over Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, with 8 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Five percent are undecided.  This compares to a 49 – 37 percent Sen. Lieberman lead over Lamont, with 8 percent for Schlesinger in a November 1 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University.  In this latest survey, Lieberman leads Lamont 79 – 3 percent among likely Republican voters, with 16 percent for Schlesinger, and 52 – 35 – 7 percent among independent voters, while likely Democratic voters back Lamont 66 – 27 percent.  “For Connecticut voters, Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s experience and record outweighed challenger Ned Lamont’s position on the war in Iraq,” said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D.  “It appears that Ned Lamont peaked in August and that Alan Schlesinger was never able to convince his fellow Republicans that he deserved their support.”