I'm not sure what's really "startling" here. Basically, if you're senile or stupid you're for Joe.
Equally startling is the composition of the senator's support. Doug Schwartz, survey director at Quinnipiac University, said Lieberman polled ahead of Lamont only among voters 65 and older, those with incomes of less than $30,000 a year, and those without a college degree.
Lamont, 52, ran ahead in the survey among voters in all other age and income groups, as well as among those with college degrees, Schwartz said. Lamont outpolled Lieberman among men, 56-44 percent. Fifty-one percent of the women surveyed backed Lieberman, to 47 percent for Lamont, a statistically insignificant difference.
Now, for those of you who know the Nutmeg state, you know that the weather - like everywhere in the Northeast - sorta sucks. Not really the best of winters. If you've been to Florida (and been near a restaurant at 3pm,) you've probably met a lot of those people who would have been voting for Joe had they not fled to the warmth. The snowbirds don't fly north to vote.
As for the income breakdown, I'm not sure why those making less that $30K would be polling stronger for Lieberman. I can theorize a few reasons: overlap with the uneducated and elderly; greater interest in homestate pork for its economic impact; and less free time to read all the "radical blogs" pointing out Joe's failings. Unfortunately for Joe and his GOP buddies, Connecticut's the leader in per capita income.