A Research 2000 Daily Kos poll of 600 Connecticut voters found that if voters could vote again in the 2006 contest between U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman and Ned Lamont, a large number of them would have changed their votes.
The percentage of Democrats and Independents who would vote for Lamont increased and the percentage of Republicans who would vote for Lieberman also increased.
Thirty-three percent of Democratic voters voted for Lieberman in 2006, but only 19 percent would vote for him again today. And 51 percent of Independents voted for Lieberman, but only 36 percent of those would be “Sticking with Joe,” today.
On the other hand, 69 percent of Republican voters polled voted for Lieberman in 2006 and 74 percent would vote for him today.
The number of Democrats who would vote for Lamont increased from 64 percent of 74 percent, and the number of Independents increased from 41 percent to 53 percent.
The poll also found Lieberman maintains a healthy approval rating amongst the three groups. About 40 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans, and 46 percent of Independents approve of the job he’s doing, while 45 percent of Democrats, 32 percent of Republicans, and 40 percent of Independents disapprove of the job he’s doing.