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Thursday, June 08, 2006

More bad poll numbers for Joe

Oh man, more bad news for President Bush's favorite Democrat.
Anti-war Connecticut U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont has gained ground on Sen. Joseph Lieberman, and now trails the incumbent 55 - 40 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, including undecided voters who are leaning towards a candidate, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Among all Democrats, Sen. Lieberman leads 57 - 32 percent, compared to 65 - 19 percent in a May 2 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

All Connecticut voters approve 56 - 32 percent of the job Lieberman is doing. Democrats approve 49 - 38 percent, down from 60 - 31 percent May 2.
People, trust me, this is the nail in the coffin for Joe and it's just a matter of time until he announces his plans to run as an independent. Ned Lamont is killing Joe across the state and Ned's improvement in the polls have nothing to do with the convention as his poll numbers would of improved regardless.

The press is having a field day with these new numbers and that isn't good for our favorite DINOBoy.
Froma Harrop profiles the Lamont campaign in her column this morning and concludes with the following:
The second big question is: What will Lieberman do if he loses to Lamont? Some think he will run as an independent, as which he could pick up conservatives who wouldn't be voting in the Democratic primary. Whatever, Connecticut voters are in a raw mood, and that does not bode well for the senator many call "Bush's boy."

Get the picture.

Look, I live in Connecticut and everywhere I go, people have nothing but good things to say about Lamont and nothing but bad things to say about Joe. The only difference now is that as people are learning more about Lamont, the more they like the guy.

Don't believe me? Well go and catch Ned speak and you'll see what I mean. I promise you that after hearing Ned speak from his heart, you'll be hooked, it’s that simple. When you put Joe next to Ned, it's not even a contest and Lieberman's campaign knows this very well.

Joe's camp never wanted any part of a primary from day one and they always planned to go the independent route. I've been to the Lieberman "no press allowed" meetings and time and time again, Joe has given the impression that he'll bolt if there is a primary and you just know his campaign is looking at this part of the poll:
In possible general election matchups:
  • Lieberman defeats Republican challenger Alan Schlesinger 68 - 14 percent;
  • Lamont beats Schlesinger 37 - 20 percent, with 34 percent undecided;
  • Running as an independent, Lieberman gets 56 percent, to 18 percent for Lamont and 8 percent for Schlesinger.
It's simple Joe, stop wasting everyone's time and just announce that you're jumping ship. I've talked to several "people" over the last couple of days and I know that's what you're going to do so just get it over with.

Stop wasting everyone's time with your phony "I'm a proud Democrat" routine; it's pathetic and it doesn't pass the smell test among most Demcoratic voters in Connecticut. For Joe, it's all about Joe and screw everyone else including the Democrats who will give Ned Lamont the victory come August 8th.

And we deserve better than a shameless senator who won't support the winner of the primary.

The poll numbers tell the story and trust me, the trend will continue for Lamont and Lieberman's camp knows this very well. All the silly attack ads and/or the endorsement of the Don "the walking corspe" Imus won't make a bit of difference.