Seems that New York's common folk would be far more likely to elect state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo than the Holder of the Kennedy Name in a 2010 contest against Rep. Peter King, a decidedly plebeian Long Island Republican.
In a survey of New York voters by Public Policy Polling, Cuomo overwhelms King 48-29, but Dame Caroline only squeaks by King 46-44, well within the poll's margin of error. (Another poll by PPP released Monday showed Kennedy's popularity, compared with Cuomo's, in a steep decline over the past month.)
One supposed advantage of Dame Caroline's anointment has been the expectation that she would stand a better chance than Cuomo or other prospects of keeping the Senate seat firmly in the Democratic column for a full term. Turns out that she may be the only one who could manage to lose to Pete King!