2010 Senate Races: Democrat Chris Dodd in Real Trouble in Connecticut Against Either Republican Simmons or Foley
RUT-ROH … Slide Blue State Senate seat in CT to the Red column.
With the 2010 midterm elections on the not too distance future, Democrats and Chris Dodd find them self in real trouble of losing in the Nutmeg State of Connecticut. In a recent Quinnipiac poll, incumbent Democrat Christopher Dodd finds himself trailing former CT Congressman Republican Rob Simmons 49% – 38%. Connecticut is beginning to resemble what took place in the NJ Governors race where voters went red for a Republican change.
How bad is it for Dodd who is looked upon by many as damaged goods as Dodd is front and center involved with the Countrywide mortgage sub-prime scandal? Yes, that would be the same Senator who is the head of the Senate Banking Committee. The poll shows that Dodd actually trails by 2% points to Linda McMahon. Yes, the same Linda McMahon who is the former WWE executive. Dodd finds himself with a 42%/49% favorable to unfavorable rating. My how the might have fallen.
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.
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.
The Real Clear Politics average polling data has Simmons with a 8.3% lead over Dodd; however, with only using the Quinnipiac and Rasmussen polling Simmons has a 10.5% lead. The way it looks now, with no good news coming down the pike with jobs, unemployment and mortgages and credit lending … it would appear that Democrats will lose Dodd’s Senate seat in 2010.