February 10, 2009

Dodd's coming to seem like a dud

From the new Quinnipiac poll...

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."


Since Dodd rarely shows up in Bristol, I rarely write about him.
But as an interested observer, I think the man is screwing up badly on this whole Countryside mortgage thing. More than anything else, Dodd acts like he's guilty of something.
If I were him, I'd put all the documents I could find on this fiasco online and let my enemies and the press pick them apart. We all suspect he got a better deal than we would have in the same position. Whether he knew he was getting a better deal is another issue.
But whatever the truth of the whole thing is, it's incomprehensible why Dodd just keeps letting it fester. There's no way that his popularity won't continue to sink as long as it looks like he's hiding something.
Come clean, senator. Release everything. Once and for all, put every document out there for everyone to study and then let's deal with the resulting questions instead of wondering what all the mystery is about.
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Senator Dodd is right up there when it being responsible for the huge fiscal mess we are in, especially on the housing and lending side!

Maybe people are more aware than we sometimes give them credit for.

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I really have no problem with a United States Senator receiving preferential treatment, because we all know that they do, all day long.

What is upsetting is that he denies receiving it. That's where he will have a problem getting re-elected in 2010, if he runs at all. You heard it here first, he will not run again.

Anonymous said...

He was asleep at the switch as the co-chairman the Senate Banking Committee co-chairma. But... he was wide awake when they passed regs on jumbo mortages, which fit his need. To add insult to injury, he got a deal you or I would not likely get on his personnal propertys. I guess it pays to have friends in high places. This dud has got to go. I hope the republicans come up with a great choice. Then again, I'd vote for Mickey before I vote for a crook like Dodd again.

Concerned Conservative said...

Dodd defeated would be great for Connecticut and the entire country.

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

Dodd definitely needs to do some damage control. There's only so long he can rest on how weak his opponent currently is.

Anonymous said...

And the dems wanted to oust Lieberman!

Concerned Conservative said...

Well since his most probable opponent Rob Simmons is anything but "weak", Dodd certainly could be out this year. Just ask Sam Gejdenson...and you'll find him in the proverbial political graveyard.

AnonymousWestconnStudent said...

simmons...HA

Anonymous said...

And now he is writing a book, explaing what happened??

Anonymous said...

Go, Rob Simmons!

Anonymous said...

Again Dodd screws up.

His latest comments on the banking industry certainly didn't help.

Is he intentionally working at destroying any chance of quick recovery?

He has to go!!!!