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Dodd trails Simmons by 16 points (2010 Connecticut Senate Race)
Politico ^ | April 2, 2009 | Josh Kraushaar

Posted on 04/02/2009 1:05:21 PM PDT by Red Steel

Here’s 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.

Dodd’s 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 doesn’t 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 don’t 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.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; chrisdodd; connecticut; ct2010; dodd; poll2010; quinnipiac; rino

1 posted on 04/02/2009 1:05:21 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Now, if we could just get rid of Brawney Fwrank.


2 posted on 04/02/2009 1:06:26 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Red Steel

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.


3 posted on 04/02/2009 1:06:48 PM PDT by RockinRight (How do you like your Savior now, libs? Looks like Jimmy Carter is no longer the worst President...)
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To: Red Steel
To the good people of CT.

Vote this S.O.B. out!

4 posted on 04/02/2009 1:07:47 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Red Steel

5 posted on 04/02/2009 1:08:19 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Red Steel

ACORN will have that fixed by election day.


6 posted on 04/02/2009 1:08:22 PM PDT by sport
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To: Red Steel

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.


7 posted on 04/02/2009 1:08:22 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Steel

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.


8 posted on 04/02/2009 1:08:25 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Red Steel; potlatch; devolve; MeekOneGOP

9 posted on 04/02/2009 1:09:41 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Red Steel

Any dems running in the primary?


10 posted on 04/02/2009 1:09:49 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: Red Steel
Gee, do you think AIG employees or any other CEO's or corporate types based in CT are willing to throw a little fundraiser for Dodd??? <<<>>
11 posted on 04/02/2009 1:10:55 PM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: Red Steel

If there was any justice...Dodd would be headed for prison.


12 posted on 04/02/2009 1:12:30 PM PDT by kjo
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To: Red Steel

That would be one less POS in the Senate. Now if we can get rid of about 75 others....


13 posted on 04/02/2009 1:12:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

You forgot to include all of the U.S. Senators from all 57 states! ;)


14 posted on 04/02/2009 1:16:56 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Red Steel
Oh, pshaw. By the time the hanging chads, the absentee ballots and the resulting court battles are concluded everybody will forget who was running.
15 posted on 04/02/2009 1:18:59 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Red Steel
Oh, pshaw. By the time the hanging chads, the absentee ballots and the resulting court battles are concluded everybody will forget who was running.
16 posted on 04/02/2009 1:19:09 PM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Red Steel
Christopher Dodd of Connecticut

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."[62]

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.[1][63]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate_elections,_2010#Christopher_Dodd_of_Connecticut

17 posted on 04/02/2009 1:20:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

The Dem’s will hold the seat because they will have someone else running.


18 posted on 04/02/2009 1:20:24 PM PDT by bilhosty (Welcome to Eat the Press)
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To: Red Steel

I was disappointed by this guy, when he was on Hannity the other night.


19 posted on 04/02/2009 1:25:03 PM PDT by chae (I am karmic retribution)
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To: Islander7

This just made my day. Yipeeeeee. 1 down, so many to go.


20 posted on 04/02/2009 1:29:00 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Red Steel

Dodd can be taken out, but that would require telling the truth about AIG, so the republicans will let him keep his seat.


21 posted on 04/02/2009 1:29:16 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: PhilDragoo
Just like Christmas morning to me!!

The only thing better would be to see Dodd where he belongs, IN PRISON!!!

22 posted on 04/02/2009 1:31:11 PM PDT by Plumres
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To: PhilDragoo

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.


23 posted on 04/02/2009 1:36:18 PM PDT by Beeman
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To: Cicero

and if not, there’s always time to pull a Torricelli.


24 posted on 04/02/2009 1:42:34 PM PDT by Postman
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To: Red Steel

2010 election? The moonbats will re-elect the idiot wait and see.


25 posted on 04/02/2009 1:45:42 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure")
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To: Red Steel

26 posted on 04/02/2009 1:50:09 PM PDT by wastedyears (April 21st, 2009 - International Iron Maiden Day)
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To: Red Steel

If Dodd is defeated, how long until he is a lobbyist for the banking/insurance industries?


27 posted on 04/02/2009 1:50:50 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Red Steel

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.


28 posted on 04/02/2009 1:55:04 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Loyal Buckeye

He already is.


29 posted on 04/02/2009 1:56:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Good point.


30 posted on 04/02/2009 2:05:13 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Red Steel

Will the donkeys pull a Torricelli?


31 posted on 04/02/2009 2:18:56 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Red Steel

throw out the garbage (and Frank too)


32 posted on 04/02/2009 3:00:40 PM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: PhilDragoo

"Barney, would you please tell our cellmate, Butch, to stop pinching my ***."

"Ok Chris. Bitch, er, I mean, Butch, wanna pinch my ***?"

33 posted on 04/02/2009 3:29:57 PM PDT by Liz (I was like Snow White, then I drifted. Mae West (on liberalism.)
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To: Red Steel

“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.


34 posted on 04/02/2009 3:32:29 PM PDT by WOSG (Why is Obama trying to bankrupt America with $16 trillion in spending over the next 4 years?)
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To: Red Steel

While this is indeed great news, Rob Simmons is hardly a conservative. He’ll be just another RINO in the Senate.


35 posted on 04/02/2009 3:33:25 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Agreed. As long as Dodd is so “vulnerable”, let's run a decent person and not someone who would simply be Dem-lite in the Senate. Someone even pointed out that Simmons may be the LEFT of Dodd on social issues. He's hardly “the best we can get” in Conn.
36 posted on 04/02/2009 4:27:26 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...
"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.
37 posted on 04/02/2009 5:43:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m starting to call him Chris Dudd. :)


38 posted on 04/03/2009 2:23:09 AM PDT by Berosus (No more Kennedys, no more Clintons, no more Bushes, no more political dynasties. Deal?)
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To: Berosus

hopefully we’ll soon be able to refer to him by his inmate number. :’)


39 posted on 04/03/2009 9:52:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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