Thursday, August 17, 2006

Well, there it is:

Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent, gets 53 percent of likely voters, with 41 percent for Democratic primary winner Ned Lamont and 4 percent for Republican Alan Schlesinger, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Among registered voters, Sen. Lieberman gets 49 percent, followed by Lamont with 38 percent and Schlesinger with 4 percent....

At this point I would like to be remembered as the guy who warned you that Lieberman was the likely frontrunner, rather than as the guy who thought the media might be turning on him.

Quinnipiac's poll director looks at Lieberman's GOP numbers -- he has 75% of the vote in a three-way race -- and says,

Sen. Lieberman's support among Republicans is nothing short of amazing.

Duh. What did we all expect? Rove + Co. have made Lieberman the most popular Republican in America.

Oh, well -- at least I didn't write this:

He probably knows right now that the day will come in late September when he will announce his withdrawal from the race. No one is going to have to talk him into it. By that time, the Democratic Party power structure will be doing its thing for Ned Lamont and Lieberman will be trailing by double digits.

It won't be a hard decision for Lieberman. He will drop out to avoid career-ending humiliation.

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