CT Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd Trails Republican Challenger Rob Simmons 48% – 39%


Chris Dodd’s scandals will cost him dearly in 2010 Senate election.

A sign of things to come? Incumbent Democrats with poor polling numbers. How much will the current economy, unemployment and government spending hurt Democrats in the upcoming 2010 elections? When a party controls the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives, they have no one to blame but them self.

A recent Quinnipiac University Connecticut Poll shows that incumbent Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd trails the likely Republican challenger, Rob Simmons, 48% to 39%. What do the Nutmeg State voters say is Dodd’s most glaring weakness? They do not think he is trust worthy. What is also a glaring common thread these days is Obama’s approval rating is down 8 points as well in Connecticut. With many in CT saying they do not think the economy will be getting better in the near future, the 2010 elections will be a watershed moment for Democrats and Obama.

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.
The matchup compares to a 45 – 39 percent Simmons lead in a May 27 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.
In this latest survey, Simmons leads 87 – 7 percent among Republicans and 56 – 27 percent among independent voters, while Sen. Dodd takes Democrats 74 – 16 percent. The incumbent has gained among Democrats, but lost independent support since May 27. 

Dodd may be a victim of the political times and a wave of anti-Inside the Beltway incumbents that seems to be mounting by the silent majority. Independents do not support Dodd and frankly the people of Connecticut just do not trust him. MSNBC thinks that Dodd has stopped the bleeding and looks at these poll numbers as encouraging. What else would we expect?

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.

Why would people possibly think he is untrustworthy? I wonder, take a good look. His ties to Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae will come back to haunt him dearly in 2010.

Sorry MSNBC and Dodd, anyone who knows anything bout politics in Connecticut knows you have to win the Independent vote. How do you think Lieberman retained his Senate seat? Dodd is down big with Independents, as a whopping 60 percent disapprove of his job performance and only 33 percent approve.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “CT Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd Trails Republican Challenger Rob Simmons 48% – 39%”

    1. Greg the Mongoose on July 23rd, 2009 8:10 pm

      Senator Christopher Dodd is responsible for the Bank failures as the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee and with Barney Franks they refused to take any responsibility for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I guess the VOTERS in Connecticut have figured this fact out.

    2. Kommander-in-Thief on July 23rd, 2009 8:14 pm

      For his part in the Fannie Freddie looting of America, this bum Dodd should be in jail along with Bernie Madoff. Same with ((edit))Barney Frank.

    3. katablog.com on July 23rd, 2009 10:14 pm

      I agree with #1 and #2. I hope Dodd loses BIG time.

    4. rightknight on July 23rd, 2009 11:39 pm

      Gosh, he looks like such a nice old man. He’s
      got that pure white hair and a completely honest
      face. How could anyone suspect him of being
      crooked or corrupt? He says he did nothing
      wrong, ever. Any breaks, payoffs, or deals he got from
      private sources were likely given because, “He’s
      good enough, he’s smart enough, and, doggone it,
      people really like him!”

    5. Max von Feuer on July 24th, 2009 2:16 am

      Sen. Christopher Dodd has a home in Ireland.
      which he got as a payoff. Dodd valued the property way under it real value. Same type of deal that got Duke Cunningham put behind bars. Republicans goto jail DEMOCRATS get a PASS!


    6. SUPER DAVE on July 24th, 2009 7:00 am

      chalk up another democrat criminal caught.

    7. Michelle Smith on July 24th, 2009 12:16 pm

      We need to make sure to vote these idiots out of office in 2010. We need some new faces & voices in government. We need to elect those that care about this country and not about their own agenda.

    8. Carol G on July 27th, 2009 3:57 pm

      I just hope everyone here in CT remembers the paths Dodd has taken and severely swamp him in the 2010 election. Hope everyone nationwide takes heed and gets a lot of new faces in and pushes the old one out.

    9. Carol G on July 27th, 2009 3:59 pm

      Out with the old and crooked and in with the new.

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