No love for Lieberman

NO LOVE FOR LIEBERMAN…. About a month ago, Senate Democrats made it abundantly clear that they’re not angry with Joe Lieberman for his campaign antics throughout the year. Lieberman’s constituents, however, are far more peeved.

A new Quinnipiac poll shows Lieberman’s approval rating tanking after voters watched their independent senator act like a Republican attack dog for the better part of 2008.

Lieberman … had the approval of 38 percent and the disapproval of 54 percent of voters.

The rating was the worst of any senator in a Quinnipiac poll since Robert Torricelli of New Jersey was forced to resign in 2002.

Jed added, “The Q-Poll’s numbers reflect Lieberman’s abysmal showing in last month’s Research 2000 poll conducted for Daily Kos, which showed Lieberman with a 36/61 approval rating. In that poll, 48% said they would definitely vote to replace Lieberman, and another 18% said they’d consider replacing him.”

Of course, Lieberman won’t seek re-election again until 2012, so he’ll have quite a bit of time to impress his voters — if he wants to.

For what it’s worth, the Democratic State Central Committee in Connecticut met last night to consider a formal rebuke of Lieberman for his campaign efforts this year. Committee members voted to “send a letter admonishing Lieberman,” but decided against a formal resolution chastising him for his conduct.

That’ll show him.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.