Fifty-four percent of residents rated Lieberman negatively, saying he is doing a fair (26 percent) or poor (28 percent) job. Thirty-seven percent viewed him positively, giving an excellent (10 percent) or good (27 percent) rating.
The poll found that Lieberman, a registered Democrat who relied on Republicans and unaffiliated voters for his re-election in 2006, has lost much of his independent base.
Sixty-one percent of Republicans viewed him favorably, compared with 23 percent of Democrats and 37 percent of independents.
He was viewed unfavorably by 30 percent of Republicans, 69 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of independents.
"He's really polling as a weak Republican, rather than a wounded Democrat," said Barnes, a former pollster at the University of Connecticut.
The next entry in my "Campaign Spotlight" series brings me to Connecticut's 112 State and features a Democrat who challenging a Republican incumbent with one of the worse voting record in the General Assembly (as well as someone who has a problem when it comes to mathematics).
Meet Michele Mount, a former legislative liaison, former special adviser for Bill Finch, and daughter of former State Rep and Attorney General Carl R. Ajello. As a former legislative liaison, Mount is no stranger in terms of how things are done in Hartford and outlined where she stands on a long list of issues that are of concern in the area that makes up the 112th district (Newtown, Monroe).
Yesterday, I sat down with Mount and talked to her about her campaign, her goals if elected State Rep, and the differences between her and her opponent.