Senators Joe Lieberman and
Rick Santorum Samuel Mudd had better start putting together their resumes as new polls confirming old ones show that they´ll both be returned to the private sector in January. Scott Rasmussen shows the junior traitor, er, Senator, from Pennsylvania trailing by 11 with Casey, RS´s sole endorsed Democrat, at 50. Only once this year has Rasmussen shown Mudd above 40%. Given any other set of circumstances, a national Party would throw in the towel on this one and focus on more competitive races. Why the GOP has not yet done so remains a mystery.
Similary, Sen. Joe Lieberman continues his plunge against upstart challenger Ned Lamont. Lieberman is prepared to take his fight into November after losing the primary next week. While I had speculated that this might offer the GOP a chance, nominee-to-be Alan Schlesinger has found himself battling ethics troubles and has been unable to garner any significant support. Sen. Lieberman will head into the general election a wounded duck, and will likely hit the ground pretty hard in November.