Will U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman survive today’s Democratic primary in Connecticut?
The Connecticut race, which has been regarded by some Democrats nationally as a referendum on the party’s wartime posture, had been tilting in Mr. Lamont’s favor in the last two weeks, according to public opinion polls and anecdotal evidence from voters. Yet Mr. Lieberman seem buoyed yesterday by a new poll from Quinnipiac University that showed him down by 6 points, within the poll’s margin of sampling error.
More than in recent days, the senator came across as both contrite and self-satisfied yesterday. He lamented that he had not “clarified” his criticism of the war and the White House earlier, but he also argued that Republicans were “salivating” over the possibility that Democrats would pick an antiwar liberal instead of Mr. Lieberman.
“They are anxious to say the left wing is taking over, the antisecurity wing,” Mr. Lieberman said of Republicans.