The poll, released this morning, shows Dodd getting crushed in a match-up against Rob Simmons, 34/50, and losing to Sam Caligiuri 37/41 and to Tom Foley 35/43. Pretty incredible since 88 and 80 percent of voters don't even know enough about Caligiuri and Foley to have a favorable/unfavorable opinion. Had the pollsters asked, they probably would have found that the only Republican Dodd could beat was George W. Bush.
It will be interesting to see what part of these results is AIG-induced hysteria and fades away by the next poll, and how much is just voters realizing what they are stuck with for a senator.
Coverage of the results was everywhere and largely harsh. Here's what I got:
- Wall Street Journal
- Hot Air
- Fox News
- CT Local Politics
- CT News Junkie
- American Spectator
- AOL News
- Swing State Project
- Roll Call (subscription required)