Connecticut’s senators low on the popularity chart

Connecticut’s two US senators rank near the bottom in home-state net approval ratings among 59 senators in surveys by Public Policy Polling this year.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, elected as an independent in 2006, is third from the bottom, with 33 percent approval to 54 percent disapproval, for a net rating of -21. That’s the lowest rating of any of the senators on the list who face re-election in 2012.

Democrat Chris Dodd, who is retiring, is one rung up, with 36 percent approval to 52 percent disapproval, for a net of -16.

The ranking, based on polls done in the second half of 2010, shows 37 senators with positive approval numbers and 22 percent with negative ratings.