Think Dodd's withdrawal was a good thing for the Dems.
The PPP poll out today
had Dodd losing narrowly to Rob Simmons, former House Republican and most likely GOP nominee, by a margin of 40% to 44%. And that's actually an improvement on where he had been.
When they slotted in Richard Blumenthal, the state AG who's now almost certain to get the Democratic nomination, he outpolled Simmons by a margin of 59% to 28%. And he had actually did slightly better against Linda McMahon, the only major contender for the GOP nomination.