While Lamont's support is increasing, Lieberman is poised to win.
From the AP:
...the latest poll shows Lieberman at 49 percent, Lamont at 38 percent and Schlesinger at 4 percent.And found this story via Drudge:
Thursday's poll showed Lieberman with 75 percent of the Republican vote, compared with 13 percent for Lamont and 10 percent for Schlesinger. Among unaffiliated voters, Lieberman had 58 percent, to 36 percent for Lamont and 3 percent for Schlesinger. Among Democrats, Lamont leads with 63 percent, while Lieberman has 35 percent.
A group of Senate Democrats is growing increasingly angry about Sen. Joe Lieberman's (D-Conn.) campaign tactics since he lost the Democratic primary last week.
If he continues to alienate his colleagues, Lieberman could be stripped of his seniority within the Democratic caucus should he defeat Democrat Ned Lamont in the general election this November, according to some senior Democratic aides.
Now read between the lines:
A senior Senator that doesn't cut and run, will not fit their dreams of taking down a president.
"I think there's a lot of concern," said a senior Democratic aide who has discussed the subject with colleagues. "I think the first step is if the Lieberman thing turns into a side show and hurts our message and ability to take back the Senate, and the White House and the [National Republican Senatorial Committee] manipulate him, there are going to be a lot of unhappy people in our caucus."The issue of Lieberman's seniority would arise most dramatically if Lieberman wins re-election and Democrats recapture control of the chamber. That would slot Lieberman to take over as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the panel primarily responsible for investigating the executive branch.
Allowing Lieberman to retain his seniority could put the senator now running as an independent in charge of the Senate's chief investigative committee. If Democrats took control of either chamber they would likely launch investigations of the White House's handling of the war in Iraq and homeland security.
"Lieberman's tone and message has shocked a lot of people," said a second senior Democratic aide who has discussed the issue with other Senate Democrats. "He's way off message for us and right in line with the White House."
The aide said that it would make no sense to keep Lieberman in a position where he might take over the Governmental Affairs Committee.
Why the cut and run strategy? For starters, Democrats won't be responsible for a failed Iraq, and have cared increasingly less about the safety of our ally, Israel. And just who neighbors Iraq? The Hezbollah supporting, Holocaust denying, anti-Semitic rogue nation of Iran.