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Connecticut Senate: Lieberman in Command

Friday, January 27, 2006

Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman (D) faces grumbling and discontent from the left wing of his own party about his position on Iraq. Additionally, former Governor Lowell Weicker, has threatened to run as an Independent because of his unhappiness with Lieberman's position on Iraq. The overall level of grumbling is intense enough that Lieberman recently indicated he would run as an Independent if he does not win his party's nomination.

Despite all of that, Lieberman appears to be one of the nation's safest incumbents heading into Election 2006. A month ago, we found Lieberman leading Weicker by more than 20 percentage points in a head-to-head match-up.

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