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MN: Franken, Pawlenty (Rasmussen 1/11)


Rasmussen
1/11/10; 1,000 likely voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

Minnesota

Job Approval / Disapproval
Sen. Franken: 50 / 47 (chart)
Gov. Pawlenty: 53 / 44 (chart)
Pres. Obama: 52 / 48 (chart)

Suppose Governor Tim Pawlenty runs for President in 2012 and wins the Republican nomination. If Pawlenty was the Republican Presidential candidate, would you vote for him?
37% Yes, 46% No

Has Governor Pawlenty's potential run for President had a positive impact or negative impact on the job he's been doing as Governor?
225 Positive, 43% Negative, 26% No impact

 

Comments
Farleftandproud:

I think Minnesota right now has more loyalty to their Dems than Mass. Lets face it, MN was the only state that never voted for Ronald Reagan, and that makes for loyalty.

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Field Marshal:

Interesting to see Franken still at roughly the same percentage of favorability as he got in votes.

Wasn't Minn the only state to NOT vote for Reagan in 1984?

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Wong:

Good numbers for Franken in a Ras poll, over-weighted for Republicans. His actual approval should be 5-6 pts higher.

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Thaddeus:

Gotta remember that in 84' MN was the hometown state. That does play in normally. Although even Gore lost his...

And actually it's 8% higher than he received in votes, it was 42%/42%/15% for an Independant.

I wouldn't say MN is so much Blue as Progressive and thus more anti-Repub then normal. Come on we elected for Ventura for goodness sakes, if any state is rejecting Party politics look here.

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Field Marshal:

"Good numbers for Franken in a Ras poll, over-weighted for Republicans. His actual approval should be 5-6 pts higher."

How is having the same percentage of people who voted for you, approve of your job a good thing? LOL. I guess its good for a Dem these days to not lose favorability.

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