Trouble in Blue Land: Connecticut Voters Split on Biden Performance While Backing Gov. Lamont
Reliably Democratic voters in the Nutmeg State approve of Lamont's performance by 60% to 33%, but they split 49% to 49% on approval of the president's performance.
My own state of Connecticut’s true-blue voters like their Democratic governor. But as for their Democratic president, not so much.
This is good news for Gov. Ned Lamont, re-elected last year handily.
But what can be said about Democratic Party indifference to President Biden when voters in the same poll split on the president’s job performance with 49% approving and an equal 49% disapproving?
The Moderate Democrat says: Wake up, Democrats. Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are not a winning ticket for re-election next year. We need an alternative ticket. We need alternative candidates soon. Or else.
If Biden is doing no better than halfsies in Connecticut, that’s an awful signal for Democrats nationally. The state’s governor, constitutional officers, and General Assembly are run by Democrats. The party holds every U.S. House district and both U.S. Senate seats in Congress. And, as noted, Gov. Lamont has strong approval.
The poll of Connecticut voters by the SurveyLab at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., was released on Monday. The excellent Connecticut Mirror has an extensive report about the poll, including the chart reproduced above.