Thursday, January 12, 2006

hell no one axed me if i'd vote for liebs (again)

the answer is NO by the way

Poll shows Lieberman strong despite losing ground with Democrats
By Susan Haigh, AP Political Writer January 11, 2006
HARTFORD, Conn. --U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman's support of the war in Iraq has cost him some support in his home state, but most voters believe he should be re-elected, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday.
Sixty-two percent of Connecticut voters approve of the way the Democratic senator is handling his job, while 24 percent do not and the rest don't know, according to the telephone survey. Meanwhile, 64 percent said Lieberman should be re-elected in November, 24 percent said he should not and the remainder didn't know.
Seventy-five percent of Republicans, 61 percent of unaffiliated voters and 59 percent of Democrats said Lieberman deserves re-election.
"While Sen. Lieberman has lost support among some Democrats, probably because of his strong support for the war in Iraq, he helps make up for it with support from Republicans," said Quinnipiac pollster Douglas Schwartz.
Lieberman is seeking his fourth term in the U.S. Senate. A former state attorney general, he has enjoyed strong popularity, with approval numbers typically hovering around 70 percent, Schwartz said.
Yet during the last presidential election, when Lieberman sought the Democratic nomination, some liberal Democrats openly backed former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean instead of rallying behind their homegrown candidate.
The new poll shows that Connecticut voters strongly oppose the war and give President George Bush low approval ratings. Sixty-one percent of voters disapprove of the job Bush is doing, compared to 35 percent who approve.............

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