Not looking good for this guy. At least he's got a career in property management to fall back on. September 11th, 2009 Chris Dodd Is In Deep Trouble Posted by Sean Trende | Email This | Permalink | Email Author 14 months out from election day, Democratic Senator Chris Dodd is in a heap of trouble. According to Rasmussen Reports, not only is he below 50%, he is below 40%, and his likely GOP opponent, former Representative Rob Simmons, is almost at 50%. Dodd trails 49%-39%. Dodd trails former ambassador Tom Foley 43%-40%. He leads state Senator Sam Caliguri 43%-40%, and venture capitalist Peter Schiff 42%-40%. His statewide favorables stand at 40%; his unfavorables stand at a whopping 59% To put things in perspective, this is only slightly better than where Rick Santorum was in 2006. A September Strategic Vision (R) poll had it at 52%-38% Casey; Keystone had it at 50%-37% Casey, and Quinnipiac had it at 52%-34% Casey. Santorum lost by 18 points. There's a long way to go to election day, and Connecticut is a deep blue state right now. But this has to be considered at least a "Slight Lean Republican" right now, if not a "Lean Republican." Very few incumbents come back from numbers like this.