Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lieberman tanks

Want to know how far Joe Lieberman has fallen in the wake of the health care vote last month? Barack Obama's approval rating with Connecticut Republicans is higher than Lieberman's with the state's Democrats.

81% of Democrats now disapprove of Lieberman's job performance with only 14% approving, and he's not real popular with Republicans who disapprove of him by a 48/39 margin or with independents who do so by a 61/32 spread either. It all adds up to a 25% approval rating with 67% of his constituents giving him bad marks.

Lieberman managed to antagonize both sides with his actions during the health care debate. Among voters who support the health care bill 87% disapprove of how Lieberman handled it with only 10% supporting it. But by voting for the final product after getting it watered down he also managed to earn the unhappiness of constituents opposed to the bill, 52% of whom say they disapprove of what Lieberman did to 33% in support.

Overall just 19% of voters in the state say they like what Lieberman did on the issue with 68% opposed.

When the Democrats, Republicans, and independents are all against you it's pretty hard to see a path to keeping your seat, and Connecticut may have an all new Senate delegation by 2013. Our polling on this year's Senate race released yesterday showed Congressman Chris Murphy could be a formidable candidate and while he won't run this year with Richard Blumenthal in the race he could give Lieberman a run for his money in 2012.

Full results here

34 comments:

Timothy said...

That's because Lieberman vote FOR Obamacare.

Anonymous said...

Tom, did you guys poll the Senate primaries?

Anonymous said...

Yeah Timothy, that's it. Moron.

Anonymous said...

Okay, Timothy, then why is Lieberman's approval rating among Republicans higher than it is among Democrats and independents?

Barton Fink said...

I think that out of decency we should try to be nice to people who think that if they type the word "Obamacare" they have made a significant contribution to political discourse. Many of them are lucky to know a word that long -- we should respect them for that. On the other hand, they're idiots.

Anonymous said...

Timothy, you are dumb. That is all.

Connie said...

Timothy is dumb, he a moron and an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Lieberman doesn't care. No one has figured out that his stonewalling on health care reform is about life AFTER the Senate. He will be well taken care by the insurance companies after he retires from the Senate and he doesn't care what anyone thinks.

Anonymous said...

Don't hate on timothy, someone has to represent uneducated america's stance on lieberman.

Anonymous said...

Too bad Connecticut didn't figure this out in 2008.

michael said...

At the risk of piling on:

Tim is a moron, pure and simple. It is good that he has a home in the teabagger brigade...

ProgressivePeach said...

The only person's interests Lieberman votes for are Lieberman's. Why should anyone besides Joe approve of him?

Anonymous said...

The (I) next to Lieberman's name means "Israel" the guy is deeeeep in the pockets of the Israeli lobby and he's likely to have a secure and comfortable job once he's kicked out.

I wouldn't put it past him that his actual plan was to fail in order to move on with his plans to continue to influence our policy for the good of a foreign country.

Anonymous said...

He deserves it.

Opening siding with blood sucking, billion dollar execs of healthcare companies, at the expense of common joe's suffering due to poor state of health care in this country, pretty much sealed his fate.

Good bye Joe!!

Joe L. said...

A real high brow set of responses to ol' Timothy. I mean, how dare he? After all, we all know this legislation is absolutely perfect and Obama walks on water.

Jon said...

Obama not walking on water and Timothy being clueless are not mutually exclusive.

Anonymous said...

Joe Lieberman embodies virtually everything I can think of that is wrong with the Senate. He's a petty, spiteful little man with too much power and a warped need of attention. He's a transparent phony.

Isirio said...

Its the end of Joe Lie-berman. People give him a chance when he became Independent. He should resign now. Lie-berman do not practice what he preach... Like the health care?.
Its over Joe. With all due respect, Go ahead resign.
Adios.
Isirio

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should have just said that Lieberman has a 100% disapproval rating. Why stop at 75%? It's kind of obvious that you guys are some far left outfit who invent "polls" to push the agenda that you want. Funny how you only have far left links listed on your site...why not Fox News or Michelle Malin? Lol. The left's hatred of Lieberman has been obvious for a long time, ever since he won a landslide election victory over Lamont.

Anonymous said...

Obamacare is the greatest thing since sliced bread. It provides large employers, like myself, the opportunity to dump all my employees insurance coverage into Medicaid. I would much rather pay a fine, then triple the cost for health care coverage. Thanks Obama.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, really, all those Timothy critics sound like Yale debate team presidents.

Of course Timothy is correct in a way. If Lieberman filibustered the final cloture vote, his approval among GOP and Indies would have been sky high.

Timmy for Senate 2012 :-)

anna said...

Lieberman sold his soul to the insurance companies. Sadly he became a whore and ruined his legacy. Sad

sisterrosetta said...

"or with independents who do so by a 61/32 spread"

I'm guessing in the final analysis, independents are upset with Lieberman because, in the end, he provided a pivotal vote to pass Senate bill.

Do 61% of independents oppose ObamaCare in its present form?

Probably yes.

Anonymous said...

Lieberman's loyalty is to the Hartford insurance companies who absolutely do not want anything to change, and to himself.
He betrayed whatever trust the people of Connecticut may have had in him when he flip-flopped his position of record, and went to the 'bank'. Follow the money trail, and it will lead you his coffers.

Anonymous said...

The need to look at Governor Deval Patrick. Now there is a huge decline. Just ask every Massachusetts citizen with a clue. He is the WORST! Everyone says they want him taken out of office he's so bad!

sisterrosetta said...

"81% of Democrats now disapprove of Lieberman's job performance with only 14% approving"

BTW you 14% of Dems approving of Lieberman ... I'm crazy about you and I feel your pain.

I am not alone!

John said...

For all you "geniuses" out there: How many people do you think the insurance companies employ in The Insurance State? Does Joe represent them too, or just you name calling 6th grade jackasses?

Anonymous said...

Awww, come on, John, everyone knows that Insurance Co's employ illegal aliens, and not the Mexican kind, but the ones from a galaxy far away, that came here to bilk honest, hardworking Democrats of their honest, hard-earned money.

In case you didn't, you're welcome.

Timmy for Senate 2012!

Anonymous said...

anyone think our founders envisioned the manifestation of their dream for a free society to include a Capital Class that would purchase the 4th estate and our Political Class ? At what point do WE THE PEOPLE say enough. The Capital Class use their corporate assets, the managed media, and the Political Class to control us. We are free to do as we are told. The propaganda coming from teh media is both corporate propaganda and government propaganda. We need to vote out all incumbents in the mid-term elections. We need campaign finance reform. We need to audit the Fed. All of these action cut the purse strings of influence of the Capital Class.
There is a role for the Capital Class in society. But what is this role ? At which point does the evidence suggest that the Capital Class has too much influence over the people. Capitalism does not reward failure. The tax payer bail out of the CApital Class is a game changer. Just as we are told everything changed after 9/11 and that we must exchange freedom for security the same must be true with the Capital Class. The day you REQUIRED taxpayer $ to survive everything changed. WE NEED TRANSPARENCY. Giethrner’s apparent securities fraud requires the USA to move away from choosing not to have a memory and investigating and prosecuting the REAL criminals of the Capital Class, not the MAdoffs bones we are thrown leading us to believe that there is accountability, but prosecutions from real criminals of the Capital Class that turn our attention forward and away from the past. Our Nations selective memory is a crime.

Democrats Don't forget to get their maids a mail in Ballott said...

Imagine 2 New Republican Senators from Conneticut not to metion Scott Brown from Massachusetts taking the kennedy Throne.

Anonymous said...

Just goes to show, we don't need legislators going rogue. Leave that for the executive branch wannabes.

Grant said...

During the 8 years of the george w. bush Republican Government years, we were constantly being told that if you don't support the president, you are un-patriotic, un-american, and you don't support the troops. Why aren't we reminding everyone that opposes President Obama that they are guilty of the same things? The republicans have conveniently forgotten what they told everyone during the Bush years. Every single time McCain, Lieberman, or anyone opposes the president they are Un-American, Un-Patriotic, and THEY DO NOT SUPPORT THE TROOPS. The same thing applies to them.

John Adams said...

I've completely lost respect for the man.

In fact, Lieberman has bigger issues than his handling of health care.

The man has completely forsaken his oath to the Constitution by proposing to enact a law that can strip Americans of their citizenship without a trial or evidence, based on the judgment of an executive body.

Did anyone's jaw drop? Mine did.

Thomas Jefferson would be rolling in his grave.

Anonymous said...

Timothy, Let's try education. On the
eve of the health care bill vote Reid needed every vote he could get. Lieberman was holding out. He said he wouldn't sign the bill unless the public option was dropped. This surprised everyone. Lieberman supported the medicare buy-in under the Al Gore bill which is similar to the Public Option. It allows someone to "buy-in" to a public program who doesn't qualify. Lieberman shocked everyone again by saying he would reject the bill with the medicare buy in also. This was a complete flip-flop from his positions in the past. Worst of all Connecticut
voters (His constituency) approved the Public Option (68% favored) and the general public approved it also (75%). (When offered only to people who couldn't afford a private plan.) He butt heads with America and his constituency and his historic stance. (Que Paso Joe ?) His excuse was the scare tactic that the government was the "Government controls our lives" line. The public option is an option and has no controlling element to it. Mush. The other verbal fart he offered up was that it's too expensive and we don't need expensive government programs right now. I'll let the CBO call Joe a liar on that point (They say "MUSH JOE". Out of sync with the planet and no reasonable explanation ???? The guy has 14 neon signs pointing to his forehead and they all say "I'm-the-puke-who-will-sell-out-200-Million-American-Kids-By-screwing-them-out-of-solid-legislation-in-exchange-for-a-sweetheart-retirement-deal-from-the-insurance-companies.
Even the Jews, who he's had staunch support for all his life have turned on him. EVERYBODY figured this one out. (Try www.jewishjournal.com)
It has nothing to do with his general position on health care. Got it ? Stink is Stink.

 
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