Saturday, October 21, 2006

Lieberman has a 17% lead over Lamont

But I thought that everyone was angry at Lieberman for his support of the war. I thought that this election was going to be a vote against Bush. And I thought that the power of the netroot bloggers was going to sweep Lamont into office. What happened? Not as powerful as they thought?

Democratic chairman Howard Dean praised Ned Lamont on Friday as the challenger dealt with a dose of bad news - a double-digit deficit in the latest poll.

"No one was going to stand up over the Iraq policy until Ned stood up and then the people stood up because Ned was a great leader," Dean said at a rally for Lamont and other Democratic candidates. "We need Ned Lamont."

The campaign event at a downtown Hartford sport bar came as a new poll showed three-term Sen. Joe Lieberman leading Lamont 52 percent to 35 percent among likely voters. Lieberman is running as an independent after Lamont rode a wave of anti-war sentiment to an Aug. 8 Democratic primary victory.

Read the rest here.

(Link via Drudge Report)