Skip to comments.Poll gives Franken a big lead over all potential GOP opponents
Posted on 05/22/2013 2:55:49 AM PDT by LiveFreeOrDie2001
Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads all potential GOP opponents by comfortable double-digit margins, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. Among those tested by the Democratic polling firm was U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who he leads 55-38, a 17 point margin. Franken leads conservative talk show host Jason Lewis by the same 17 point margin (54-37), as well as state Sen. Julianne Ortman (52-35). Narrowing the gap slightly against the first-term senator were businessman Mike McFadden and Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, who came within 15 points apiece (both at 51-36). Sen. Julie Rosen trailed by 16 points (52-36). Overall, Franken weighed in with a 51 percent approval rating, while 42 of voters disapprove. (His approval rating is 6 points better than President Obamas in the state). One of the reasons for Frankens commanding lead in the early going is the low-profile of the potential GOP field. That is actually a sign of hope for the Republicans. Because of the low profile of the potential GOP candidates they do have a good amount of room to grow against Franken, the pollsters concluded, although he's certainly a clear favorite at any rate.
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Public Policy Push Polling.
One choice against multiple others.
More bad news. However, it is not surprising as he is the incumbent. Minnesota just needs to put up a conservative (complete opposite of Franken) and the Republican will win. If they put up a Franken lite then Minnesota will say why change to someone the same. Your choice Minnesota.
” Overall, Franken weighed in with a 51 percent approval rating,”
Based on what exactly? What has happened to the Minnesota I knew from the dark days in the 70’s? Dear God is right.
REALLY tell you where the NO information voter is coming from!
Minnesota loves their clown. He’s not even funny anymore. Just don’t get it but we rub shoulders with hordes of idiots we share the nation with.. (Sigh)
Do you mean the Minnesota of Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale? It seems Minn. has always been on the left, just not as far as it is now. Like most blue states if you take out Minneapolis and St. Paul the state would probably be red.
Help me out here...exactly when was Minnesota anything but a bastion for liberalism?
The GOP has had nearly 5 years to vet and promote a strong candidate for this seat which should be vulnerable. If the GOP were truly interested in becoming the majority party, the RNC would have targeted Franken from day one and he would be sweating today.
This is shaping up to be a replay of Florida in 2012. Nelson was a weak incumbent who was vulnerable. The Republican establishment put up Connie Mack who thought he would win because his father had been the Senator prior to Nelson. Mack ran a pathetic campaign and Nelson coasted to victory. The same thing may happen in 2012 in North Carolina where Kay Hagen should be vulnerable but where is the strong Republican candidate.
Majority parties are aggressive in going after potentially beatable incumbents. Minority parties put up whoever is next in line and are satisfied whether they win or lose.
Franken was never elected, it was fraud.
He should have been censured by the Senate for his childish face-making behavior that time.
I believe he’s vulnerable and this puff piece is infowar.
Lets start linking him to the IRS scandal (which he is), and start harping on him.
Yes - I believe Jason Lewis would swat him like a Fly.
Once elected, it’s difficult to unseat a Senator. I fear that we have this moron for the rest of his life.
Minnesota was far left throughout its history. The iron and copper mines produced a powerful union presence through the decades.
The weakness that can be exploited is the fact how liberal environmental policy is costing Minnisota jobs. Jobs that surrounding oil rich states are finding abundant with more conservative policies.
Our emphasis ishould be to get states to open up oil, fracking, and pipeline jobs even more with the use of public lands and deregulation, making us energy independent in the process. Success will breed success and Minnesota will follow.
Good! Getting what you’re looking for- is justice served, by the victim.
2014 needs to be the referendum on Obamacare that 2012 should have been.
I’m not surprised in Minnesota. They need to stop calling it a midwest state.
Time for Michelle Bachman to show what she ‘s made of.
Conservatives also need to agree on who that candidate will be. The non-strategy of having multiple “perfect” candidates (that is, each one perfect to his group of supporters) means that they and their supporters spend all their time attacking each other and no time at all attacking the Dem. It also means that the GOP-e will cruise in with its own candidate (who will inevitably lose to the Dem) because the fragmented conservative groups don’t have a united front and enough clout to make a difference. This has happened time and again.
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