Friday, November 20, 2009

Dodd's Approval Ratings in Graveyard Spiral as Connecticut Voters Disapprove of his Performance 54/40 %

According to poll numbers released by Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute on November 12th, Chris Dodd is in deep doodoo here in Connecticut:

Former Connecticut Congressman Rob Simmons has an early lead in the Republican primary race for the 2010 U.S. Senate contest and runs better than any other challenger against Sen. Christopher Dodd, topping the Democratic incumbent 49 - 38 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon gets 43 percent to Sen. Dodd's 41 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Even potential Republican contenders with almost no name recognition and almost no Republican primary voter support give Dodd a run for his money

Simmons leads a Republican primary matchup with 28 percent, followed by McMahon with 17 percent. No other contender tops 9 percent and 36 percent are undecided.

Connecticut voters disapprove 54 - 40 percent of the job Dodd is doing, compared to a 49 - 43 percent disapproval September 17, and say 53 - 39 percent that he does not deserve reelection.

"After inching up in the polls for months, Sen. Christopher Dodd is sliding back down again on job approval. He continues to struggle with independent voters as 60 percent disapprove of the way he is handling his job. President Barack Obama is still popular with independents, but voters say that his support of Dodd won't affect their Senate vote," said Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz, PhD. To see the rest of this poll's interpretation, go here



  1. Not even his hairpiece and spray-on tan can help him now! Here's hoping he loses, and loses big.

  2. It will be good to see him in the unemloyemnt line!

  3. Great job Pup... I for one appreciate your contribution to the cause- it looks like our side is winning now!

    And have got you linked today-

    Keep up the Good Fight…
    Your Ally,

  4. Dude,
    Keep going.

    BTW, we'll be in Greenwich for Thanksgiving with the in-laws. I know it will bug the Hell out of 'em to bring-up this bit o' news...

  5. So, so richly deserved. Note to other socialists: getting turfed out of office is the end-result of being consistently stupid and useless while in office.

    Dodd will hopefully have much Democratic company with which to commiserate and slander all those dirty, racist conservatives.

  6. I will do a dance in the street if I see this guy go....

  7. @ Writer X - God willing he'll have all the time in the world for real tans come January 2011.

    @ Matt: Sadly, he'll probably get a slew of B.o.D. seat offers from his banking friends - but then again, they are all known to be a pack of opportunistic jackals, so they could well toss him under their buses once he's no longer able to deliver the pork they thrive on.

    @ James: Thanks for the link.

    @ Ran: Plugging away here, but man (and family) can't live by blogging alone.

    @ Track: I don't think that Liberal logic admits the possibility of error, arrogance being its driving force.

    @ LCR: You won't be alone... Anyone know some libertarian D.J. who might volunteer their services? It could be quite a wild party on November 3, 2010.