Kos Repolls The Lieberman / Lamont Race?

This seems weirdly funny somehow,

Daily Kos commissioned the following poll from independent pollster Research 2000:

Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 9/10-12. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)

For whom did you vote for in the 2006 race for U.S. Senate, Ned Lamont, the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger, the Republican, or Joe Lieberman, an Independent?

Lieberman Lamont Schlesinger
All 49 42 9
Dem 34 62 4
Rep 67 10 23
Ind 53 41 6

If you could vote again for U.S. Senate, would you vote for Ned Lamont, the Democrat, Alan Schlesinger, the Republican, or Joe Lieberman, an Independent?

Lieberman Lamont Schlesinger
All 40 48 10
Dem 25 72 3
Rep 69 7 24
Ind 38 49 9

Lieberman won 50-40-10 in 2006, so the poll tracks closely. But even if you account for a slight Lamont bias, it still looks like buyer’s remorse. Full polling memo from R2K below the fold.

This is kind of pathetic, isn’t it? They actually paid a firm to repoll the race more than five years before Lieberman is up for reelection again? What exactly is that supposed to prove other than that Kos and Company were psychologically traumatized by having their pal Ned Lamont pummeled by Joe Lieberman?

Too funny!

PS: You know what would really drive the netroots crazy if they thought about it? In another five years, when Lieberman is up for reelection again, the war in Iraq won’t be a hot issue any more and it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if Lieberman decided to run as a Democrat again rather than risk the Connecticut GOP running a strong candidate who could win if Joe and a Dem candidate split the lefty vote.

That’s right — if Joe Lieberman chooses to run again, don’t be surprised if it’s as a Democrat and also, don’t be surprised if the Democratic Party welcomes him back with open arms.

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