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MN: Obama vs Pawlenty (StCloud 10/26-11/4)


St. Cloud State University
10/26-11/4/09; 550 adults, 5% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(St. Cloud State release)

Minnesota

Job Rating
Gov. Pawlenty: 49% Excellent/Good, 48% Only Fair/Poor (chart)
Pres. Obama: 50% Excellent/Good, 47% Only Fair/Poor (chart)

If the 2012 presidential election was held today with Barack Obama
being the Democratic Candidate and Tim Pawlenty being the Republican
Candidate, would you vote for Obama or Pawlenty?

49% Obama, 40% Pawlenty

 

Comments
havoc:

I love pointless polls.

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Xenobion:

I do too. If the Siena Scozzafava poll taught us anything, a poll can get someone to drop out of a race before it even really starts.

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Boomshak Don't Step to This:

Pointless because MN is not going red anytime in the future. However, it should give T-Paw pause.

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Field Marshal:

Don't understand why its useless/pointless. Pawlenty is a potential candidate and he will probably be up against Obama should he win the nomination. His home state knows him best so national polls would be meaningless but not in a state he was governor.

I think the poll is good for Pawlenty given that Obama and the Dems have a 12 point registration advantage. Poll likely voters and you are within the margin.

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Boomshak Don't Step to This:

Suggesting that this poll is somehow good for T-Paw takes some healthy spin, FieldMar - so much so that you must really be hitting the Dramamine hard. T-Paw has basically no name recognition outside of MN (save the national conservative Politburo), and if he is being shown to lose the place where almost everyone knows him, it does not bode well for his national chances.

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havoc:

pointless because it is of 550 adults and has a 5% margin of error.

Im surprised at how weak Obamas approval is in min with a sample of adults.

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