Amid all of the discussion regarding the impending presidential inauguration and the three-ring circus that is the Roland Burris “no-we’re-not-going-to-seat-him-OK-yes-we-are” saga, the vacant Senate seat representing the state of New York has faded a bit into the background. Plus, it was supposed to be a fait accompli that Governor Paterson was going to appoint Caroline Kennedy to the seat, so everyone assumed that was that.
But as time has gone on and Gov. P. keeps mum, people are starting to wonder. They’re also keeping an eye on the mood of the populous and asking the citizens of the state who they would like to see in the Senate. When the question was posed before Christmas, Kennedy held a slight lead over the field. But the most recent poll from Quinnipiac University shows that she’s no longer the preferred candidate among registered voters.
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