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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:28 PM

PPP: Al Franken In Comfortable Position For Re-Election

Source: TPM


TOM KLUDT 3:08 PM EST, TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2013

Boasting an approval rating above 50 percent, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is in a strong position to secure re-election next year, according to a survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released Tuesday.

Fifty-two percent of Minnesota voters approve of the job their junior senator is doing, compared with 41 percent who disapprove. The poll also showed Franken topping all four would-be Republican challengers in hypothetical matchups, including former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

In a rematch of the 2008 contest, 50 percent of voters gave the edge to Franken while 44 percent said they prefer Coleman, who has already said that he will not run in 2014. Franken claimed an even wider margin over Bachmann in the poll, topping the tea party favorite 54 percent to 40 percent.

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Link to PPP results:
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MN_012213.pdf

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Reply PPP: Al Franken In Comfortable Position For Re-Election (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
SomeGuyInEagan Jan 2013 #1
broadcaster75201 Jan 2013 #2
Cirque du So-What Jan 2013 #3
alp227 Jan 2013 #7
Wellstone ruled Jan 2013 #4
Z_California Jan 2013 #5
RickFromMN Jan 2013 #6
alp227 Jan 2013 #8
grantcart Jan 2013 #10
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #9
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #11
DonViejo Jan 2013 #12
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #13
DonViejo Jan 2013 #14

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:31 PM

1. Still a few years out ... but, Huzzah!

Proud to have Al as my Senator!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:34 PM

2. Bachmann?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

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Response to broadcaster75201 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 04:41 PM

3. You think it's funny now

Imagine the hilarity that would ensue if Crazy Eyes actually garnered the repug nod to run against Senator Franken, who would have a literal field day, be-boppin' & scattin' all over her clown circus of a campaign.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:50 PM

7. And look at the epic failures of Akin and Mourdock this year.

Do you really think there will be room for a Bachmann in the SENATE?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:11 PM

4. Coleman has stated he is not running for his old seat.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:11 PM

5. Franken vs. Bachmann?

This would prove that there really is a God. Oh please please please let this be the matchup. Al has never had so much material to work with...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:39 PM

6. I don't want Bachmann as the Republican candidate. I wish the Republicans would move left.


If the Republicans moved left, maybe the Democrats could move left.



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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:51 PM

8. Why would that be?

And c'mon, you know that a Bachmann for Senate campaign pretty much decides 2014 for Franken.

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Response to RickFromMN (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:07 AM

10. Discrediting the Tea Party advocates helps the Republicans move left.


More importantly a Bachmann Senate candidacy would give us a good chance to pick up a seat.

But there is another possibility that would make us both happy. Bachman runs in the primary and gets trounced by a moderate Republican who loses to Al and Bachmann goes on to lose her seat as well. Win win win.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:55 PM

9. I prefer non-senator Al myself

He was quite valuable as a commentator. As an elected official, he's been a bit safe and dull.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:35 AM

11. So, why then is Al Franken backtracking on the assault weapons ban? Either he supports the ban

or he doesn't. He waffling when he doesn't have to.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:43 AM

12. He isn't backtracking or waffling...

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:22 PM

13. Thanks. He probably realized that he needed to make a clarifying statement. Glad he did.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:29 PM

14. Yeah, given the original story that he was...

backtracking on his position came from an aide, Franken needed to clarify. Actually, I think TPM blew the original story; the aide was asked what Franken's position was and he responded "I don't know." TPM ran wild with it.

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