Lieberman’s doing well…

…just not with Democrats.

In many ways, Stan Kowalski is precisely the kind of undecided voter that the campaign of Senator Joseph I. Lieberman is trying to reach.

Learning from a flier on his car that Mr. Lieberman would appear at the In a Pinch Cafe, Mr. Kowalski showed up, chatted with him and left strongly inclined to vote for him.

“I like Joe,” Mr. Kowalski, a biochemist turned law student, said. “I feel like he’s in touch with the middle class. He’s a good man.”

There was just one hitch. Mr. Kowalski, a registered Republican, cannot vote for Mr. Lieberman in the Jan. 27 Democratic primary here.