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Lieberman’s Plunge

By Daniel Treiman

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It seems that Senator Joseph Lieberman’s political metamorphosis into a super-surrogate for the presidential candidacy of John McCain isn’t playing too well in his home state of Connecticut.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University found that Lieberman’s approval rating among his constituents has dropped to 45%, with 43% expressing disapproval for his performance. That’s down from a 52%-35% ratio in March.

“Sen. Lieberman’s approval rating has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in 14 years of polling, with nearly two-thirds of Democrats giving him low marks, probably because he is campaigning for Sen. John McCain,” explained poll director Douglas Schwartz.

Meanwhile, Daily Kos — whose chieftain, Markos Moulitsas, was recently cheered for an attack on Lieberman by what might have been expected to be a fairly Lieberman-friendly, Moulitsas-unfriendly audience — has commissioned a poll that found that Lieberman’s vanquished electoral foe, Ned Lamont, would today decisively win in a rematch. According to the poll, Lieberman gets creamed among Democrats and independents, but wins the bulk of Republicans.

Hat tip: Politicio’s Ben Smith



Comments
John Hanks Thu. Jul 3, 2008

He has been dishonest and obstructive enough. He won't be missed.

A. J. Katz, Ph.D. Thu. Jul 3, 2008

As a rational ethicist I find myself thinking: What is Yussel thinking? Is he thinking?

Toby Thu. Jul 3, 2008

"Meanwhile, Daily Kos — whose chieftain, Markos Moulitsas, was recently cheered for an attack on Lieberman by what might have been expected to be a fairly Lieberman-friendly, Moulitsas-unfriendly audience — has commissioned a poll that found that Lieberman’s vanquished electoral foe, Ned Lamont, would today decisively win in a rematch." Who cares. Candidates are elected in general elections and not in polls. Lieberman, I predict, will be reelected in four years while daily Kos will be suffer the fate of Joseph McCarthy and his cohorts.

David Fri. Jul 4, 2008

Liberman has not only become a surrogate for McCain, he continues to take an even deeper plunge into the world of the weird (the Christian Right) by an ever closer relationship with Pastor John Hagee and his CUFI organization.

Laurianne Fri. Jul 4, 2008

Gotta Go Joe!

CB Mon. Jul 7, 2008

Being a zionist I am still amazed at the ignorance of those who support the democrats - even Kerry wouldn't speak of Israel during the last DNC Convention. Lieberman was hung out to dry by the Democrats, went independent and won over the Dems pick. So lets be realistic, do you think this Honorable senator could care less what you people think about his political future? Keep up the great work Joe - when the rest of you are being walked to the gallows, you will understand that your socialist means will never justify the end!

Joseph Fri. Jul 11, 2008

Criticize America, and progressives cheer. Say Democratic Party has gone too far, and they scream in fury.

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