Skip to comments.GOP in striking distance to retake Franken seat
Posted on 09/17/2018 8:23:24 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith (D) holds a 7-point lead over Republican challenger and state Sen. Karin Housley ahead of November's midterms, according to a new poll publishing Monday.
The Star Tribune/MPR News Minnesota poll found that Smith, who replaced former Sen. Al Franken (D) following his resignation in January, has the support of 44 percent of likely voters. Another 37 percent support Housley, while 15 percent of those surveyed say they remain undecided, according to the poll.
Smith, the former Minnesota lieutenant governor, was tapped to replace Franken after he resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct.
Smith now faces Housley in a special election to fill the remainder of Franken's term, which expires in January 2021. The nonpartisan Cook Political Report rates Smith's race as leaning Democrat. FiveThirtyEight gives Smith about a 90 percent chance to keep the seat.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) is also on the ballot, but she holds a far more significant lead over Republican challenger Jim Newberger, according to the poll. The poll found that 60 percent of likely voters support Klobuchar and 30 percent support Newberger. Cook rates Klobuchar's seat as "solid" Democrat.
The poll's results were based on interviews with 800 likely voters in Minnesota conducted from Sept. 10-12. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.
Nothing a forgotten car trunk can’t take care of.
>>Nothing a forgotten car trunk cant take care of.<<
Or a recently-remembered HS antic from 30-40 years ago.
And let's not forget that alfranken & pals literally stole through their contrived recounts.
Time for a Trump Rally in MN!
I have never...repeat...NEVER to my recollection seen a Star-Tribune Minnesota Poll that showed a Republican in the lead in any race for anything at any time.
Oh, I wasn’t aware franken-ass still held a seat. Did I miss something or is this typical “the hill” wishful thinking.
If they are saying 7, it’s 2-3 max.
At least we don’t have to listen to fat head frankless anymore. :)
Not even a remote chance this seat flips to Republican even though I think it might have been Tina Smith that almost sexually assaulted me in high school. Or was it college? I’ll find out from my therapist at my next visit...
Wait! Wait a minute! I thought the Dems believe that the woman should always win, no matter what! Are you telling me that Dems are going to vote against the WOMAN?? Hypocrites! (No sarcasm on that last word)
I believe he has one planned. Pence has been here a few times.
Also expect a republican house pickup in the 8th.
7 points is still a lot, still good news though
Hugin is within 5 against Corrupt Bobby like ‘em young Menendez and every thinks Bobby has it locked up.
I recall reading the the GOP was in striking distance to flip two seats in Northern Minn as well. I hope Trump is planning a rally there.
Both candidates self identify as women
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