Patrick Kennedy, who once famously said “I’ve never worked a f—–g day in my life,” may have to think about getting an actual job one of these days. These are the kind of “sudden stop” polling numbers that would give any politician whiplash:
The Kennedy political dynasty is shaking in the aftershock of U.S. Sen. Scott Brownâ€™s earth-shattering election, with a new poll showing U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy losing ground as he faces a well-financed GOP foe backed by Brownâ€™s top strategists.
The WPRI-12 poll showed the Rhode Island Democrat with a 56 percent unfavorability rating in his district – a negative that grows to 62 percent statewide.
Only 35 percent of voters in Kennedyâ€™s district said they would vote to re-elect him. Another 31 percent said theyâ€™d consider a different candidate and 28 percent said they would vote to replace him, according to the poll.
Patrick’s in a dead heat with “genital herpes” in the latest popularity poll. Kennedy’s numbers are so bad that before you know it the Catholic church in Rhode Island will be banning Patrick from communion. What? Oh, nevermind.
Recent events will probably keep other Kennedys from entering politics as well. Last year Ted Kennedy, Jr. was asked if he had decided whether or not to run for public office, and he replied “I haven’t crossed that bridge yet.” Um, okaayy. I’ll take that as a “no” then.
But driving skill genetics aside, Scott Brown’s win and Patrick Kennedy’s decline might force the whole family completely out of politics and back into bootlegging booze.
Update: Patrick Kennedy says that Scott Brown’s election is “a joke.” Obviously Patrick hasn’t seen the above polling number yet or he’d be distracted by an even funnier one.