Friday, October 8, 2010

Good News For Dems... Lieberman Losing His Political Assets In 2012

TPM's Eric Kleefeld points out that a PPP Poll shows Joe Lieberman faring very badly in his 2012 re-election bid. Kleefeld:

A new survey of Connecticut by Public Policy Polling (D) provides a fascinating look into the possible future of independent Sen. Joe Lieberman. To be exact, the former Democrat is incredibly unpopular with most voters -- and only marginally popular with Republicans -- and would have a hard time avoiding a landslide defeat should he run again in 2012.


Lieberman's political journey over the last four years has sure alienated a lot of folks. After he lost the 2006 Democratic primary, he was then re-elected as an independent with unofficial Republican support. He then campaigned aggressively for John McCain for president in 2008, and spoke at the Republican National Convention -- but after McCain lost, he settled back into place in the Democratic caucus. Then he helped to stop the public option during the health care debate, promising to support a Republican filibuster, but also voted for final passage of the eventual law sans public option.

Lieberman's approval rating stands at only 31%, with 57% disapproval -- even lower than the 36%-54% for Sen. Chris Dodd, who is retiring. Broken down by party, Lieberman's rating is 20%-69% among Democrats, 46%-41% among Republicans, and 31%-56% among independents.


"Broken down by party..." I don't think so. Lieberman is broken down by being one of the most facile liars and one of the most aggressive betrayers of his erstwhile political party to be found in the Senate or anywhere else. No one deserves to lose his seat more than he does, and I'll dance on his (figurative political) grave if indeed that happens.

1 comment:

  1. You are too kind Steve....his grave will do nicely----after they bury the tin man Cheney of course.



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