CT Democrats Officially Wise To/Sick Of Lieberman

1 comment February 10th, 2009at 09:26pm Posted by Eli

I think it’s safe to say that CT Democrats have realized that Joe isn’t one of them:

A new poll shows that Independent Senator Joe Lieberman, who left the Democratic Party after losing the Senate primary to businessman Ned Lamont in 2006, would “get crushed” if challenged by Connecticut’s State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in 2012.

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According to the Quinnipiac poll, “By a narrow 48 – 45 percent margin, voters disapprove of the job Sen. Joseph Lieberman is doing and give him a negative 43 – 49 percent favorability. Republicans approve 75 – 20 percent. Democrats disapprove 70 – 21 percent and independent voters split 48 – 46 percent.”

“By contrast, State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal gets a 79 – 12 percent approval rating and 71 – 13 percent favorability rating,” Quinnipiac’s website notes. “Republicans approve of the Democrat 66 – 25 percent. Democrats approve 85 – 6 percent and independent voters approve 81 – 10 percent.”

The poll determines, “If Sen. Lieberman faces Blumenthal in 2012, the Democratic challenger has an early 58 – 30 percent lead. Republicans go with Lieberman 67 – 23 percent while Blumenthal leads 83 – 9 percent among Democrats and 55 – 29 percent among independent voters.”

I think the message here is probably more about Joe’s unpopularity rather than Blumenthal (who I’ve heard is a bit of an uncharismatic cold fish) being an Unstoppable Juggernaut Of Win.  I don’t think his 2006 get-all-the-Republicans-and-peel-off-just-enough-Independents-and-clueless-Democrats-to-win strategy is going to work again – his cover is completely blown.

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Lieberman,Politics,Polls,Republicans

1 Comment

  • 1. Jeanne  |  December 14th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Joe Lieberman is the modern day Pontius Pilate Vote him out of office.


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