Connecticut to Dodd …. we don’t hate you, we just won’t vote for you

The latest Quinnipiac Poll numbers came out today and they show Dodd falling farther behind Rob Simmons in a head to head match up …. but … his negatives aren’t as negative.

Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd trails former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, a likely Republican challenger 48 – 39 percent in the 2010 Senate race, but he is inching up in his job approval to a negative 42 – 52 percent approval rating, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

How to explain the discrepancy? Just read a little further into the poll and we find …

Looking at Dodd’s characteristics, Connecticut voters say:

  • 55 – 35 percent that he is not honest and trustworthy;
  • 62 – 32 percent that he has strong leadership qualities;
  • 49 – 45 percent that he does not share their views on issues important to them.

Imagine that. Connecticut voters don’t think Dodd is honest. What would give them that idea? This? Or maybe this?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jx79ec4lLU

Quinipiac offers this analysis:

“Sen. Dodd’s numbers among Democrats are back to where they used to be with over 70 percent of Democrats approving of his job performance and backing his reelection bid. Perhaps Dodd’s visibility in helping with President Barack Obama’s agenda has brought some wavering Democrats home. But he still is struggling with Independents, who will be harder to win back than his own partisans.”

I am also petty sure the job approval number is soft. Once Connecticut voters catch on to the fact that it’s his health care plan, not Obama’s, that will limit their choice, lead to rationing and cost them more in the long run … I guess those numbers could very well turn back down.  But then … this is a blue state.

5 replies
  1. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    I wished he had stayed in Iowa! I hope whoever runs will use the pictures of his moving his family there while he ran for president instead of serving as our senator. I also want to know who paid for his trip to CA where he attended the $30,000 per couple fundraiser. Bet he wrote it off as a government expense we all will pay. There are at least 5 issues that need to be pounded into the heads of CT voters so that they can see Dodd has lost the right to earn our vote.

  2. LOIS
    LOIS says:

    DODD IS ON THE HEALTH PLAN COMMITTEE, DODD WAS ON THE BANKING COMMITTEE…..WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WITH BANKING. I DON'T EVEN WANT TO IMAGINE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN WITH ANY HEALTH PLAN HE'S INVOLVED WITH!!!!

  3. Lazybum
    Lazybum says:

    Dodd was handed the credit card legislation and the healthcare by the party to bail his sorry ass out of the trouble he was in. If these items were so dear to his heart, why did he let them go on for so many years before doing something about it?

    Am I the only one to notice that he dissappeared for awhile and then came out swinging with a multi-prong assault on the damage caused by his crimes?

    Lets keep track of his performance, keep track of his poor behavior and we can discuss it in the months leading up to his election-keep it fresh so we don't hear the "oh, that's old news" lines from his supporters in the lame-stream media.

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Anyone notice how Dodd is using his prostate cancer to 1) sell Obamacare, and 2) garner sympathy to offset his nosediving poll numbers?  He knew for six weeks, but chose now to reveal it.

    I wonder how would Dodd like it if his cancer was used against him politically as it was John McCain in the media?

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