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KSTP/SURVEYUSA POLL: Franken Leads GOP Challengers
KSTP ^ | 3-3-14 | Tom Hauser

Posted on 03/03/2014 9:14:34 PM PST by TurboZamboni

In 2008, Al Franken won a hard-fought race with incumbent Senator Norm Coleman, but he had to be patient. The race resulted in a recount that lasted seven months. When the ballots cleared inspection, Franken was declared the winner by 312 votes.

Fast forward to 2014 and Franken's lead in our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll isn't nearly that close, but for the incumbent it might be too close for comfort.

Franken's lead over his two closest potential GOP challengers is eight points. He leads state Senator Julianne Ortman and St. Louis County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg by identical 49 percent to 41 percent margins. Businessman Mike McFadden, the leading fundraiser among GOP candidates, trails Franken by 50 percent to 40 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at kstp.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2014; franken; voterfraud

1 posted on 03/03/2014 9:14:34 PM PST by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/believe.wav


2 posted on 03/03/2014 9:15:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: TurboZamboni

He already has the winning votes in the trunk of his car.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 9:15:59 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: TurboZamboni

A) Franken is a clown

B) They’ll cheat whatever

C) McFadden is unacceptable. REJECT HIM.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 9:19:05 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: TurboZamboni

This is why the former Governor (and Franken’s intolerably soft Senate opponent) should be forever castigated for his epic failures during the recount, where Franken stole the election.

It is so friggin’ hard to oust incumbent Democrats in the Senate, unless they are in red states. Every time they steal a seat, its a possible lifetime appointment.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 9:25:37 PM PST by TitansAFC (2016: 1. Palin, 2. Cruz, 3. Walker, 4. Rubio, 5. Huckabee (to make the GOP-E see what WE go through))
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To: TurboZamboni

How could Minnesotans reelect Franken?


6 posted on 03/03/2014 9:27:58 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: TurboZamboni
A case to repeal the 17th amendment. . I hope the Convention of States gets off the ground.
7 posted on 03/03/2014 9:32:36 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

How so ? The Democrat legislature in MN would reelect Frankenstein. No Republicans need apply.


8 posted on 03/03/2014 9:39:00 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: TurboZamboni

if it is close, they will cheat


9 posted on 03/03/2014 9:39:02 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Art in Idaho
How could Minnesotans reelect Franken?

The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.

Joseph Stalin

10 posted on 03/03/2014 9:41:42 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
How so ? The Democrat legislature in MN would reelect Frankenstein. No Republicans need apply.

But would they have sent him in the first place?

Repeal the 17th!

11 posted on 03/03/2014 9:47:45 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only Hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho

Both Senators from Minnesota are Communist moonbats. If not Franken, they would’ve sent a Klobuchar clone or Congressman Keef X. Repeal of the 17th only assures no Republican ever wins again in a Democrat state and assures establishment RINOs win in a Republican ones — that means no Ted Cruzes or Mike Lees. Epic fail.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 9:54:46 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Art in Idaho
I hope that was a rhetorical question.




13 posted on 03/03/2014 9:54:58 PM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: TurboZamboni

not bad. the lead is the same no matter who he goes against. One challenger and it should tighten considerably.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 10:39:39 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Art in Idaho
How could Minnesotans reelect Franken?

How could they not vote for Reagan in '84? Brainfreeze, maybe?

15 posted on 03/04/2014 12:17:59 AM PST by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: RPTMS

Actually, a little effort could’ve put MN into Reagan’s column, but rumor has it that he didn’t want to thoroughly humiliate Mondale.


16 posted on 03/04/2014 12:42:11 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Army Air Corps

He doesn’t need them. He is 50 percent which for an incumbent is pretty safe. I don’t believe we never considered this seat in our quest to win the Senate. Overall we new we didn’t have a chance winning this seat.


17 posted on 03/04/2014 1:17:03 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: TurboZamboni

If we can’t find a decent candidate who can beat Franken, we are in serious trouble.


18 posted on 03/04/2014 3:23:58 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Basic rule of politics in blue states. Republicans have to win by at least 4% to make up for demo fraud.


19 posted on 03/04/2014 3:40:59 AM PST by 2nd Amendment (Proud member of the 48% . . giver not a taker)
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To: TurboZamboni

This is how they will cheat. They will say these are horse races and then they will drag out fake votes.


20 posted on 03/04/2014 3:42:40 AM PST by dforest
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To: Art in Idaho
Jedi-education.
21 posted on 03/04/2014 5:37:19 AM PST by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: TurboZamboni

Bump


22 posted on 03/04/2014 5:58:34 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: TurboZamboni

I guess Jason Lewis didn’t run?


23 posted on 03/04/2014 6:03:00 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: jaydubya2

Ahhhh, Jason Lewis would have been a so much more credible candidate had he a few years of service under his belt.


24 posted on 03/04/2014 6:27:58 AM PST by MSF BU (n)
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To: jaydubya2

no.

he was busy with galt.io


25 posted on 03/04/2014 7:26:53 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

26 posted on 03/04/2014 4:12:58 PM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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