CT-SEN: Centrism Fails

Joe Lieberman, perhaps the Senate’s most notable centrist, is already being slaughtered by a potential 2012 opponent:

By a narrow 48 – 45 percent margin, voters disapprove of the job Sen. Joseph Lieberman is doing and give him a negative 43 – 49 percent favorability.


By contrast, State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal gets a 79 – 12 percent approval rating and 71 – 13 percent favorability rating


If Sen. Lieberman faces Blumenthal in 2012, the Democratic challenger has an early 58 – 30 percent lead.

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I thought centrists like Lieberman were supposed to be popular? Perhaps there is something to this ‘centrism is bad for America‘ idea after all.