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Lieberman’s Plunge

It seems that Senator Joseph Lieberman’s political metamorphosis into a super-surrogate for the presidential candidacy of John McCain isn’t playing too well in his home state of Connecticut.

A new poll from Quinnipiac University found that Lieberman’s approval rating among his constituents has dropped to 45%, with 43% expressing disapproval for his performance. That’s down from a 52%-35% ratio in March.

“Sen. Lieberman’s approval rating has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in 14 years of polling, with nearly two-thirds of Democrats giving him low marks, probably because he is campaigning for Sen. John McCain,” explained poll director Douglas Schwartz.

Meanwhile, Daily Kos — whose chieftain, Markos Moulitsas, was recently cheered for an attack on Lieberman by what might have been expected to be a fairly Lieberman-friendly, Moulitsas-unfriendly audience — has commissioned a poll that found that Lieberman’s vanquished electoral foe, Ned Lamont, would today decisively win in a rematch. According to the poll, Lieberman gets creamed among Democrats and independents, but wins the bulk of Republicans.

Hat tip: Politicio’s Ben Smith




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