Joe Lieberman's Popularity Continues to Tank
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Given Lieberman's high-profile efforts on behalf of John McCain, I wondered how his constituents were taking it. So I had independent pollster Research 2000 reprise a poll I commissioned last year testing a rematch between Ned Lamont and Joe Lieberman. I found last year that buyer's remorse had set in. It's even worse this year.
Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 3/31-4/2. Regular voters. MoE 4% (9/10-12/2007 results)
If you could vote again for U.S. Senate, would you vote for Ned Lamont, the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger, the Republican, or Joe Lieberman, an Independent?
Lamont (D) 51 (48)
Lieberman (I) 37 (40)
Schlesinger (R) 7 (9)
Lamont (D) 74 (72)
Lieberman (I) 19 (25)
Schlesinger (R) 2 (3)
Lamont (D) 4 (7)
Lieberman (I) 74 (69)
Schlesinger (R) 19 (24)
Lamont (D) 53 (49)
Lieberman (I) 36 (38)
Schlesinger (R) 6 (9)
Lieberman has shored up his support with Republicans, who clearly see him as one of their own. He has predictably lost ground among Democrats. But interestingly, he also lost the same amount of ground (six points) with independents.