Skip to comments.Dodd trails Simmons by 16 points (2010 Connecticut Senate Race)
Posted on 04/02/2009 1:05:21 PM PDT by Red Steel
Heres the poll shocker of the day.
Embattled Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) is in severe political danger, trailing former GOP congressman Rob Simmons by 16 points, 50 to 34 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Among independent voters, Simmons leads Dodd by 31 points -- 56 to 25 percent.
Dodd also trails little-known state senator Sam Caligiuri by four points, 41 to 37 percent.
Dodds approval ratings are in the tank, with 58 percent of Connecticut voters disapproving of his job performance and only 33 percent viewing him favorably. He doesnt even have support within his own party only 51 percent of Democrats approve of him.
A 33 percent job approval is unheard of for a 30-year incumbent, especially a Democrat in a blue state. Sen. Christopher Dodd's numbers among Democrats are especially devastating, said Quinnipiac pollster Douglas Schwartz.
Voters are taking their anger out on Dodd for his involvement in legislation that allowed AIG executives to receive millions in bonuses. A whopping 74 percent of voters said they blamed Dodd for the bonuses. Meanwhile, 54 percent said they dont believe Dodd is honest and trustworthy.
The poll, which surveyed 1,181 Connecticut voters, was conducted between March 26-31 and has a 2.9 percent margin of error.
Now, if we could just get rid of Brawney Fwrank.
Signs of good things to come in 2010?
If things continue as they are going...the GOP gains 50 seats in 2010 and retakes the House...mark my words.
Vote this S.O.B. out!
ACORN will have that fixed by election day.
Excellent numbers for a guy who seemed undefeatable just a year or two ago.
But he has a year and a half to turn it around.
It is an eternity from now until Nov 2010. The Rat attack machine isn’t even on this yet. They know the voters have short memories.
Any dems running in the primary?
If there was any justice...Dodd would be headed for prison.
That would be one less POS in the Senate. Now if we can get rid of about 75 others....
You forgot to include all of the U.S. Senators from all 57 states! ;)
Five-term incumbent Christopher Dodd was reelected with 66% of the vote in 2004. On January 17, 2007, he submitted a letter to the Federal Election Commission declaring that he was no longer a candidate for reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2010, a action which enabled him to transfer contributions to his presidential campaign. A Dodd spokesman said, "It's a legality that isn't an indication of future plans."
In early 2009, Dodd announced that he was running for reelection. However, there seems to remain some speculation that Dodd may retire due to his involvement in the AIG bonus payments controversy, his receiving a "sweetheart" loan from Countrywide Financial, and his involvement with fundraiser and investor Allen Stanford, who has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme.
The Dem’s will hold the seat because they will have someone else running.
I was disappointed by this guy, when he was on Hannity the other night.
This just made my day. Yipeeeeee. 1 down, so many to go.