A common thread in the ongoing blogosphere discussion of a primary challenge to Lieberman: We could accept a Lieberman-type from a deep red state, but in blue Connecticut we can do better. Lieberman needs to be held to a higher standards than, say, Ben Nelson.
Now, as Lieberman launches the re-elect bid, this number stands out:
In a Quinnipiac University poll released earlier this month, 73 percent of the registered Connecticut Republicans surveyed gave him a thumbs up — a percentage point higher than the approval rating he got from Democrats.
Joe Lieberman: the Republican's favorite Democrat.