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Chris Dodd’s Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low

Quinnipiac University polling suggests that scandals are starting to catch up with Sen. Chris Dodd:

Connecticut voters split 41 – 42 percent on whether they think Sen. Christopher Dodd is honest and trustworthy and disapprove 48 – 41 percent of the job he is doing, his first negative approval rating in a poll by the independent Quinnipiac University.

A total of 42 percent of voters say they “definitely” or “probably” will vote to reelect  Sen. Dodd  in 2010, while 51 percent say the “probably won’t” or “definitely won’t” vote for him.

By a 54 – 24 percent margin, Connecticut voters say they are not satisfied with Sen. Dodd’s explanation of allegations that he received preferential mortgage treatment and 56 percent of voters say they are less likely to vote for him because of this controversy.

“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,” 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.”

Maybe after Blagojevich, Geithner, Daschle, et al., the voters are starting to get tired of this

. . . stuff.

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