Thursday, April 02, 2009

Scoundrel Dodd’s Poll Numbers Tank

At RealClearPolitics - - -

A new Quinnipiac poll in Connecticut finds Sen. Chris Dodd (D) trailing three potential Republican challengers, including former Rep. Rob Simmons, who leads Dodd by 16 points (March 26-31, 1181 RV, MoE +/- 2.9%).

Just 58% of Democrats back Dodd against Simmons, while Simmons wins the support of 87% of Republicans.

Dodd faces dismal approval ratings: 33% approve and 58% disapprove of Dodd's handling of his job. Plus, a quarter of voters say Dodd is most to blame for the AIG bonuses.

“A 33 percent job approval is unheard of for a 30-year incumbent, especially a Democrat in a blue state," said Quinnipiac pollster Doug Schwartz. "Sen. Christopher Dodd's numbers among Democrats are especially devastating."

The rest of RCP's post’s here.

I’ve read Quinnipiac’s report which includes this:

"The generic numbers are even worse for Dodd than the specific matchup numbers, with only a third saying they probably or definitely will vote for Dodd compared to 59 percent saying they definitely or probably won't vote for him," Dr. Schwartz added.
I’ve got my finger’s crossed Connecticut voters throw the scoundrel out.


Anonymous said...

Of course, another bad scenario is Dodd doesn't run in the general election because he resigns or is defeated in the primary. The next Democrat could be worse...but at least he wouldn't have Dodd's power.

Anonymous said...

It would take a lot for Dodd to resign - I doubt that that will happen. Neither do I see him having anything more than token resistance in the Democratic primary. Dodd is vulnerable - his seat will be a litmus test for the "newly revamped" GOP under the helm of Michael Steele. If they run a strong, honest, no-nonsense, candidate then they will be successful. However, I have little hope that the Republicans will put the party's weight behind such a candidate. My guess is that the voters of Connecticut will hold their noses and vote him in again - under the mantra that"the devil you know is better than the one you don't".