Video: Kerry on Lieberman, Lieberman on Kerry

The Times takes hold of the seven-sided die and gives it a roll. Consensus verdict: the GOP really, truly does want Liebs to win. Here’s hoping.

Joementum rolled onto the set of Face the Nation this a.m. at about the same time Kerry was chatting via satellite with George Stephanopoulos on This Week. Each man was asked about the other.

WaPo retrieves an interesting tidbit from the latest survey:

The Quinnipiac poll also showed that Lieberman has become the de facto Republican nominee. Seventy-five percent of Republicans backed the incumbent, compared with 13 percent for Lamont and 10 percent for Schlesinger. Asked whether Lieberman deserves reelection, 80 percent of Republicans said yes, compared with 57 percent of independents and 32 percent of Democrats.

Question: is he going too far to woo Republican voters? James Joyner notes that Liebs just hired Neil Newhouse, a pollster who, literally, has never had a Democrat for a client. Connecticut’s a blue state last I checked; as such, he might do well to worry a little more about alienating left-wing fencesitters than right-wingers who would sooner burn their ballot than vote for the McGovernite candidate.

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