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.
Dodd can be taken out, but that would require telling the truth about AIG, so the republicans will let him keep his seat.
The only thing better would be to see Dodd where he belongs, IN PRISON!!!
Your picture should have the faces reversed. It looks like Dodd is in pain and Bawney is happy! Oh, never mind, I think Bawney does play the girl’s role. My bad.
and if not, there’s always time to pull a Torricelli.
2010 election? The moonbats will re-elect the idiot wait and see.
If Dodd is defeated, how long until he is a lobbyist for the banking/insurance industries?
The big question is whether Dodd will look at the polls and say “Hell, I’ve still got a chance. All I have to do is ride this mess out for a while” and will stay in the race or “Hell, I’m gonna get my ass handed to me in November of 2010. I better retire of my own choosing”.
I suspect that Dodd will stay in the race. He’s got nothing else to do other than be an elected official. He was elected to the US House in 1974 and then moved up to the Senate in 1980.
Washington DC is his life.
He already is.
Will the donkeys pull a Torricelli?
throw out the garbage (and Frank too)
"Barney, would you please tell our cellmate, Butch, to stop pinching my ***."
"Ok Chris. Bitch, er, I mean, Butch, wanna pinch my ***?"
“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.”
I bet they pull a Lautenberg, finding a last-minute replace to win the seat.
Simmons is in the RINO mold, but we’ll take it over this socialist wanker Dodd.
While this is indeed great news, Rob Simmons is hardly a conservative. He’ll be just another RINO in the Senate.
"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 don't believe Dodd is honest and trustworthy.I don't see any good reason why a lender which requires a bailout shouldn't issue big bonuses to its obviously successful execs. ;') This is going to be an interesting wedge issue, since CT has such a high per capita income (not least due to the rich folks who work in NYC and live, and school their kids, in CT.
I’m starting to call him Chris Dudd. :)
hopefully we’ll soon be able to refer to him by his inmate number. :’)
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