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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:17 PM

Obama up 10 in Minnesota

Source: Public Policy Polling

PPP's newest poll of the Presidential race in Minnesota actually finds Barack Obama expanding his lead to 10 points over Mitt Romney at 53-43. Our last poll there in mid-September had found Obama's advantage to be 7 points at 51-44. A majority of the interviews for this poll were conducted Saturday and Sunday

There's an overwhelming sense in Minnesota as elsewhere that Romney won last week's debate. 64% think he was the victor to only 19% who say Obama. But unlike in other places it hasn't led to a big improvement in Romney's image. Just 42% of voters have a favorable opinion of him to 53% with a negative one. That's actually slightly worse than a month ago when he was at 43/51.

Obama has a solid 53/45 approval rating. Voters trust him more than Romney both on the economy (50/44) and on foreign policy (54/41). Obama has a 49/41 lead with independents, has the advantage with both women (56/41) and men (50/45), and has at least a small lead within all four age groups.

In the Senate race Amy Klobuchar has expanded her already wide lead from 19 points to 26 over the last month. She's at 57% to 31% for opponent Kurt Bills.

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Read more: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/obama-up-10-in-minnesota.html



This is a poll of likely voters.

Full poll results here:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MN_10912.pdf

It explains there that most of the polling was done Saturday and Sunday, as opposed to some other recent polls that were front-loaded to have most of the poll results from the first couple of days after the debate.

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highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
bamacrat Oct 2012 #1
Harriety Oct 2012 #2
azurnoir Oct 2012 #3
Bjorn Against Oct 2012 #9
azurnoir Oct 2012 #10
IVoteDFL Oct 2012 #4
SunSeeker Oct 2012 #5
lalalu Oct 2012 #6
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #7
Mister Ed Oct 2012 #8
AAO Oct 2012 #11
Stewland Oct 2012 #12
SomeGuyInEagan Oct 2012 #13
Mary in S. Carolina Oct 2012 #14
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #15
hifiguy Oct 2012 #16
torotoro Oct 2012 #17

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:20 PM

1. The land of Wellstone...............................................................................

..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................and bachman......

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:43 PM

2. I haven't seen a Romney sign or bumper sticker here yet

and I hope I don't either.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:48 PM

3. Haven't seen any Rmoney sign even in the Summit Ave area (usually a Repub strong hold 1%ers)

now if we can just get rid of Bachmann and Cravaack too

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:07 PM

9. The Summit area is actually pretty solidly Democratic

There are certainly Republicans who live around there but it is not a Republican stronghold by any means, In fact Democrats always win elections there every cycle I don't even know who the last Repulican to win that neighborhood in an election was. Summit is where the wealthy Democrats live, wealthy Republicans tend to prefer the suburbs. If you go to the Lake Minnetonka area you will see lots of Republican 1%ers, some of the houses out there are totally obnoxious and make the homes on Summit look like shacks.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:13 PM

10. In 2008 virtually all of the McCain seen in St Paul signs were in the Summit area

when you are speaking of solely the cities of Minneapolis and St Paul that makes it a Republican strong hold, the 'burbs are an all together different deal, the Republicans have been panting to gerrymander the 2 cities into o0ne Congressional district for years for the reason that they are Democratic party strongholds

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:51 PM

4. Good things are happening in MN this year

President Obama will win handily here.

Literally, nobody even knows who Amy Klobuchar's opponent is. I finally seen ONE yard sign for him the other day.


I also believe Bachmann and Chip Cravaack are on the way out and *fingers crossed* the marriage amendment ban will fail.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:09 PM

5. K&R

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:11 PM

6. Thanks, great news.

 

I believe this is happening in other states too.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:33 PM

7. That should help Jim Graves in his run against nutter Michele Bachmann. I'll be attending a fund-

raiser for Jim tomorrow evening at Garrison Keillor's house, with Al Franken in attendance! I'm very excited.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:50 PM

8. Good. We need the turnout to defeat a pair of sinister consititutional amendment proposals.

Marriage discrimination and voter suppression. Right there on the ballot. The Republicans are hoping popular whim can be harnessed to rob targeted groups of their fundamental rights.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 07:37 PM

11. I wish some of that could rub off on Wisconsin.

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:43 PM

12. Now we must work to rid ourselves of Bachman and Cravaack

 

People are canvassing all over Minnesota. Bachman is in a toss up with Jim Graves and Cravaack s running in a traditionally democratic stronghold. That being said we must also defeat the marriage amendment and the voter I.D. AmendMent. Governor Dayton could really use a house cleaning as both state houses are currently in republican hands. Things here look the best they have in 4years and I see help wanted signs many places.

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Response to Stewland (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:59 PM

13. Kline is just as scary as Bachmann, IMO.

Compare their voting records and the fact that Kline is actually in D.C., working and voting and keeping quiet while Bachmann is drawing all the attention.

Hopefully, Obermueller can knock him off this year. And Graves and Norton score wins as well.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:27 AM

14. Native Minnesotan Living in South Carolina

South Carolina - In 2008 there were hundreds (seemed like thousands) of McCain/Palin bumper stickers and signs, however, this year I have counted 6 (yes only six) Romney/Ryan signs/bumper stickers. What is even more interesting is that I am seeing more Obama/Biden signs - this is a "huge" deal since I live in South Carolina "Tea Party" territory. At this rate, South Carolina may turn "Blue" sooner than we think.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 08:40 AM

15. I have not seen a single Robme sign here in Moorhead.

Tons of signs supporting Rick The Slumlord Berg across the river in Fargo, though.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:20 AM

16. I have yet to see a Rmoney sign or sticker

anywhere. Admittedly, I live in part of Minneapolis that is even bluer than the rest of the city, but even so. I have seen tons of VOTE NO! signs regarding the marriage amendment and more than a few teevee commercials against it. No one has any idea who is running against Amy Klobuchar, even here.

I am hoping the marriage amendment will fail so big in the Twin Cities that it overcomes the snowbilly vote in places like Batshit's district.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:23 AM

17. Isn't this like saying we are up 20+ in California? I mean, democrats have won Minesota like foreva

 

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