So the latest Quinnipiac University poll is out in Connecticut.
And I’m shocked, simply shocked at the results.
Among Democrats, Ned Lamont is spanking Joe Lieberman 63 to 35. A huge margin.
A huge margin in a small subset of the voting population, that is..
Independent voters overwhelmingly support Lieberman and Republican voters are abandoning their candidate for Lieberman.
The telling result is the favorable/unfavorable numbers – 46% fav / 30% unfav among likely voters for Lieberman and 25% fav/ 30% unfav for Lamont.
Back in July, I said:
Ask yourself this, if you’re all excited at the notion of Lieberman running against Lamont as an independent. Who do you think is going to be sitting in the Dirksen Building in February of ’07? Lamont? In a state that was — in 2004 — 44 percent unaffiliated, 34 percent Democratic, and 22 percent Republican. Come Election Day, what exactly do you think is going to happen?
And when Lieberman is sitting in his Senate office next year, do you think the Democratic Party will be stronger or weaker for his departure?
So let’s see how kickass the netroots Democrats are at winning elections.
And when they show that they aren’t, what exactly will happen then?
And let’s note a telling statistic as well – among likely voters, 53% think he deserves reelection, and 40% think that he deserves the boot. Among the 40%, 24% oppose him because of his stance on the war.
That’s 10%. The antiwar vote…over to you, Markos. Ms Hamsher, any comment?