Only 12% of Democrats think that Lamont's win was bad for Democrats?

How can a recent Democratic Vice Presidential nominee end up with only 12 percent of his party thinking that it was bad that he lost his battle for re-election? Pretty amazing.

An overwhelming majority of likely-voting Democrats nationwide said they are glad three-term Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was walloped by anti-war challenger Ned Lamont in that state’s Democratic primary election Tuesday.

They also said the Lamont victory over one of the few pro-war Democrats in Washington makes them optimistic they can win control of at least one of the two houses of Congress in November.

The Zogby Interactive survey was conducted Aug. 9-10, 2006, and included 1,229 Democratic respondents nationwide. It carries a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

It found that nearly four out of five Democrats (79%) were happy the former Democratic vice presidential nominee was knocked off by Lamont, a wealthy cable television executive whose campaign focused almost exclusively on his opposition to the war – and Lieberman’s support of it. Just 12% said they were not pleased with the results of the primary, which riveted political junkies across the nation. Another 10% of Democrats said they were not sure what to think.


Anonymous jzumrick said...

I don't know how to feel about such surveys. I normally look at all surveys regarding guns that I find, Everytime the feedback is pro-gun by a large majority, yet the same newspaper keep publishing the same distorted anti-gun stories. I wonder if this is just some of the same thing and that these surveys have no real value at all.

8/12/2006 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stodgy, old, "Get Along Joe" Lieberman didn't reflect his viciously anti-war, Bush-hating constituency. Democrats (sometimes referred to as "Demon rats" :) are marginalized and angry. Mmm . . . like cornered rats?
The anti-war left wants blood, and Joe Lieberman was too much of a pacifist.

8/13/2006 7:22 AM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Anonymous:

The thing that puzzles me is that such a huge percentage of Democrats not only dislike Bush and the war, but they are happy to have gotten ride of Lieberman, a liberal Democrat with whom they agree with on almost all other issues.

8/13/2006 7:28 AM  
Blogger Zendo Deb said...

This only proves that they never liked Lieberman. He was included in the ticket to make the Dems look better to the independents.

8/13/2006 12:32 PM  

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