Dodd Takes a Dive
2/17/2009 11:52:10 AM - Amanda Carpenter
Connecticut voters haven’t forgotten the sweetheart mortgage their state’s senior senator took from Countrywide while overseeing what we are repeatedly told is the greatest banking and housing in history as Chairman of the Senate’s Banking Committee.
51 percent of Connecticut voters said they “probably won’t” or “definitely won’t” vote to reelect him in 2010, according to Quinnipiac.
These are the worst ratings Dodd has ever received. 42 percent of voters said they would “definitely” or “probably” vote for Dodd.
“Sen. Dodd is vulnerable. His approval has sunk to a new low. More voters disapprove than approve of the job he is doing for the first time in 15 years of polling,” Quinnipiac University Poll Director Douglas Schwartz said. “The mortgage controversy has taken a toll on his approval rating. Most voters are not satisfied with Dodd's explanation and say they are less likely to vote for him next year because of it.”