I think he will retire in 2012.
The new poll of Connecticut by Public Policy Polling (D) finds that independent Sen. Joe Lieberman's approval rating is absolutely in the dumps after his actions in the health care debate, with him having antagonized every group imaginable by both weakening progressive efforts and then voting for the actual bill.
Lieberman's overall approval rating is only 25%, with 67% disapproval. Democrats disapprove of him by 14%-81%, Republicans by 39%-48%, and independents by 32%-61%. Only 19% approve of his actions on the health care bill, with Democrats at 8%-80%, Republicans at 26%-55%, and independents at 30%-59%. Among those who support the bill, 84% disapprove of his handling of the issue, and in addition 52% of the people who don't support the bill also disapprove of Lieberman's actions…
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He certainly can’t get the Democratic nomination. Independents don’t like him, and even the Repuglicans, to whom he sold his traitorous soul, know they can’t trust him. Therefore, I think he will retire. I may be acting too vindictive, and if so, so be it. For him to retire is not good enough. I want to see him humiliated, either by being trounced in an election or kicked out of the Democratic caucus and stripped of his Homeland Security Chair. Both would be better, My big regret here is that his in not up for reelection in 2010.