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November 12, 2009

Chris Dodd Is Getting His Butt Kicked In Latest Poll

It's a year away from election day and a lot can happen so don't get cocky but do take a moment to enjoy this.

Former Connecticut Congressman Rob Simmons has an early lead in the Republican primary race for the 2010 U.S. Senate contest and runs better than any other challenger against Sen. Christopher Dodd, topping the Democratic incumbent 49 - 38 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon gets 43 percent to Sen. Dodd's 41 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

..."After inching up in the polls for months, Sen. Christopher Dodd is sliding back down again on job approval. He continues to struggle with independent voters as 60 percent disapprove of the way he is handling his job. President Barack Obama is still popular with independents, but voters say that his support of Dodd won't affect their Senate vote," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD.

"Healthcare is an issue that should work for Sen. Dodd. Voters who tell us it's the most important issue side with him. But voters who care most about the economy say the Republican candidate will be better able to deal with it. If the economy worsens, this will hurt Dodd."

Please don't tell me how Simmons is a RINO, I get it, I really do. Here's the thing...it's Connecticut. It's one of the bluest of the blue states. Having anyone from there with an R after their name is flat out thievery. If the only thing he does that I like is help to make Mitch McConnell Majority Leader, I'm happy.

Connecticut voters are, wait for it, liberals. They haven't accidentally been voting for the Chris Dodd, Joe Liebermann (yeah, he's a liberal 90% of the time) and Lowell Wickers of the world by accident. It's what they want. If we can give them a slightly less liberal Republican who will make Tom Coburn and Jeff Sessions committee chairs, sign me up.

Keep this in mind...it's Chris Dodd. I don't so much care who wins that seat as I do that this pompous, Friend of Angelo, fool is tossed out on his ass. I'd even be happy if he got booted in a primary.

The big question in this race is...Will LauraW hold her nose and endorse Simmons? The Nutmeg state holds its collective breath in anticipation!

And now that I've pissed a lot of you off, allow me to offer this as a second gift.

Another Quinnipiac poll shows Obama and Democrats dropping like stones in...Ohio.

For the first time, Republican Rob Portman is inching ahead of the two Democrats in the 2010 race for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Also for the first time, Ohio voters disapprove 50 – 45 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, down from his 53 – 42 percent approval September 16 and 49 – 44 percent approval July 7.

Ohio is more or less the prototypical bellwether state.

If these trends hold (and that's a Gigantic if), next year is going to be very, very interesting.

The Connecticut poll story was via Major Garrett's Twitter feed.


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