"A new poll out from Rhode Island College shows that conservative challenger Steve Laffey is crushing incumbent GOP Senator Lincoln Chaffee by 17 points."
Can I get a HELL YEAH!!!?
Chaffee is a RINO R much hated by the insane "Club for Growth" zealots in the Republican party. In a way, he is getting the boot for the same reasons Lieberman got the boot. Bush and Rove have taken the middle ground out of American politics. Lieberman was too loyal to the failed President - the right wing nut jobs who are purging Chaffee don't think he was loyal enough. The bottom line:
This is great news for Democrats. "A (Chafee loss) turns Whitehouse into the heavy favorite for November. If Linc goes down all Whitehouse has to do is drift a bit towards the center between the primary and November to ensure those moderates don't give Laffey a second look.
OTOH If Chaffee wins, Whitehouse is in a genuine dogfight to see who can get 51% of the votes. It would siphon off resources that could go to other races that desperately need a boost (like Talent/McCaskill, or Kean/Menendez)" - TPM muckraker