Monday, September 22, 2008

MN Still Presidential Toss Up

Don't mind my MDE type spin, I couldn't help it!

Right leaning Republican Pollster has the race all knotted up:
In Minnesota, Barack Obama has opened an eight-point lead over John McCain.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Minnesota voters finds Obama attracting 52% of the vote while McCain earns 44%
Oh, and you gotta love this one:
Obama is now viewed favorably by 64% of Minnesota voters, McCain by 52%. That’s quite a change from August when McCain drew the higher ratings.
And there is a reason that Coleman is running scared as well. Ole Senator Rubber stamp's best friend is struggling even worse then before.
President Bush’s job performance ratings have fallen this month in Minnesota. Now, just 27% rate his performance good or excellent, compared to 33% a month ago. Fifty-four percent (54%) say he is doing a poor job.
Later today a MN Senate poll will be released, but they already hint at those results:
The Senate race in Minnesota between incumbent Republican Norm Coleman and Democratic challenger Al Franken remains a toss-up.
I can only presume that is a fore shadow to the release of their numbers later today, since the polling was done at the same time.

However, don't fret my GOP brethren, MN is a toss up! Get out there and spend spend spend your time and money here. Make sure McCain visits as often as possible. We like keeping you guys busy . . chasing your tail!


UPDATE: MN Senate still within margin of error:
Republican incumbent Norm Coleman has inched ahead of Al Franken in Minnesota’s hotly contested U.S. Senate race, with the introduction of a third-party candidate having virtually no impact on the contest so far.

Coleman, who is seeking a second term in the Senate, is ahead of Franken, a TV comedy writer and longtime Democratic activist, by a statistically insignificant one percentage point, 48% to 47%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state.

Last month Coleman and Franken were tied at 45% each.

Coleman has been under the 50% level of support in eight-out-of-nine polls conducted this year, always a sign an incumbent is potentially vulnerable. He was first elected to the Senate six years ago, with just under 50% of the vote.

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