ARTFORD, Conn. --Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean delivered a strong endorsement of Ned Lamont Friday, even as a new poll shows the Greenwich businessman trailing U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman by 17 points with less than three weeks until Election Day.What with the election less than 3 weeks away, it seems as if the Left may be getting a bit concerned about their outrageous backing of One-Issue-Ned Lamont. Mind you, I dont even like Joe Lieberman (except for when he showed some guts by being one of the few Dems to tell Clinton that it's his wife's job to give him blowjobs, not interns). But any person who garners so much hate from the Left, gets nothing but support from me.
"No one was going to stand up over the Iraq policy until Ned stood up and then the people stood up because Ned was a great leader," Dean said at a rally for Lamont and other Democratic candidates at a downtown sports bar. "We need Ned Lamont."
Dean's appearance came as a new poll showed Lieberman leading Greenwich businessman Lamont 52 percent to 35 percent among likely voters. Lieberman is running as an independent after Lamont rode a wave of anti-war sentiment to an Aug. 8 Democratic primary victory.
According to the poll, released Friday by Quinnipiac University, Republican Alan Schlesinger trailed with 6 percent and 7 percent were undecided. A similar poll released Sept. 28 showed Lieberman with a 10-point lead.