Skip to comments.Poll: Obama 49%, McCain 47% in Minnesota (New survey USA Poll)
Posted on 09/12/2008 9:09:04 PM PDT by vwatto
Only video so far....from tonight's newscast.
Obama 49% McCain 47%
Senate: Coleman 41% Franken 40%
Give me some context. Is this so-so? Or is this Hugh?
Is this bad or good?
Should we be ahead?
I see the race has tightened between Coleman and Stuart Smalley. Wasn’t Coleman running further ahead of him in previous polls?
Is this good or bad for our team....dang it, I’m afraid to look at polls anymore. I’m afraid the RATS wish of the McPAl bounce will fade anytime soon...:(
minnesota is walter mondale territory. mccain/palin being competitive here is HUGH !
Yeah, Franken has somehow cut way into Coleman’s lead. Don’t ask me how. There must be a lot of idiots here in MN.
Pretty series. I’m sure Obama was counting on Minnesota to be solidly in his camp. He wasn’t planning to spend much of his resources there.
This is good news. Minnesota is very blue.
It’s within MOE, which is good. Obama is going to have to defend hard. And there are an increasing number of states where that is true. What’s Hugh is the number of states that he has to actively compete in are probably beyond what he can actually accomplish at this point.
His funds are drying up. His excitement level is way down. Anxiety is way up. He’s tied with Mac in WA, Mac is ahead in MI. So, he’s got a lot of ground to cover, while he’s still trying to raise money from a base who’s becoming more and more demoralized as the days go on.
That’s about where it is. We’re not home free yet, but the trend is our friend.
MN hasn’t gone red since Nixon. This is the ONLY state Mondale won in ‘84.
OH PLEZ, OH PLEZ, OH PLEZ, don’t tell Franken has a HUGH chance of winning there...OMG!! He is such a dog puke!!
It’s very good. Obama should be ahead by 7-10 in Minnesota.
Kerry won it by 4. Gore won it by 2.
Where’s the 3rd party senate guy?
Come on all you Minnesota hockey moms - it’s time to vote for a hockey mom!
Wonder what heating cost will be there.
Bush lost to Kerry by 3 points in ‘08. Par for the course in Mondale-land.
Good that it’s competitive so that 0bama will have to throw resources there, but could Coleman possibly be locked in a tight race with that arseclown Franken?
Dean Barkley, the 3rd party senate guy is polling 14%. That’s probably where Coleman lost his numbers.
Yeah, Franken has somehow cut way into Colemans lead. Dont ask me how. There must be a lot of idiots here in MN.”
Frost bite on the brain.
There is no panicking allowed about any house/senate races prior to October 1. :)
I thought that third party usually split the dems, no?
Numerous blue states shows McCain within 3. (WA, WI, MN, MI, NJ, PA)
We need to get over that hump.
Neither Kerry nor Gore had to contend with the Bradley effect.
If the more reputible pollsters have McCain within 2 of Obama he will win Minny.
How can Obama’s funds be drying up? His campaign is a money machine. He rakes in least $30 million a month.
If Minnesota throws Norm Coleman out and elects that jerk Al Franken, then I will remain certain that theirs is the Lunatic State.
Ok, I’ve been holding out here, but I’m just about ready to concede that maybe, just maybe, McCain can do more than eke out a victory. He’s 3 down in WA; 1 up in MI; now 2 down in MN???? And all the trends are in his direction. So perhaps, just perhaps, he does stand to win a somewhat substantial victory.
And spends just as much. Rumor is that fundraising isn’t going very well. We don’t know for sure, but he’s got a LOT on his plate having to defend things that Kerry never had to. PLUS, he has to take time out to raise money. McCain doesn’t, because he’s on candidate welfare. :)
Coleman was about 4-5 points ahead. However, no way McCain carries MN and Coleman loses.
Yes 3rd parties do help the MN GOP. Tim Pawlenty won the Governorship both times while receiving under 46% due to 3rd parties.
He was the guy appointed by Ventura to temporarily fill the deceased Wellstone's seat until Coleman was elected.
If I could just see one poll with McCain ahead in CO, OH, and VA at the same time, I’d do the happy dance.
If only our party people weren’t such a bunch of feckless, limp wristed, conventional-wisdom-swallowing losers, we’d have better candidates running to help us make more congressional gains now that we’re even doing well in the generic polls.
AL Franken! What a joke, a disaster, a cruel trick!! What has happened to this country? Ughhh!
(from a Minnesotan)
You believe that too? :)
Me too. But the trends are going our way and Obama is only digging the hole deeper.
Did you see the moonbat anti-Palin hunting ad that they’re playing in Ohio yet? lol...that’ll help matters too! lol
Americans (especially younger Americans) need a course on Communism101.
I really do hope that Al Franken loses.
He is the last thing you guys need right now.
Wow, on a semi-unrelated note this thread lit up like a Christmas tree. It’s been too quiet tonight... except for the Obama gaffe ads. *snicker*
I hope Norm has reverse coat tails for the Maverick .
Also NoBama has to do the job for both himself and VP now.
No one has heard from plugs Biden since his last gaffe and the last crowd, he had around few hundred people show up.
Obama’s meeting today had 250 people show up and if you see the crowd, its lackluster.
Compare that with the Palin-McCain rallies and the big MO is definitely on our side.
It’s still 2 months away, so we have to keep praying.
I’m in California, nothing much I can do but pray for other parts of our country to vote for McCain.
It’s just so ridiculous that it’s beyond comprehension.
Jesse Ventura, Al Franken. Who’s next - Louie Anderson?
Fantastic news. Obama will now have to spend mucho pesos he would otherwise have to spend in MI, IN, PA, OH, etc. And if the NYT is right, he doesn't have nearly as many pesos as he expected at this point.
Karl Rove was on TV today and said he feels confident VA and FL will come through for McCain. So obviously the GOP interals are showing good things with those two states.
Ohio also appears to be trending towards McCain. But Obama is campaigning hard there. So we cant call that one safe yet.
The race is coming down to Colorado unless we can pick off a blue state. And right now McCain is within 3 points in 6 blue states. So it is possible.
Yes, the crowds are very telling. Frankly, I don’t even think that the poll numbers are giving us any idea of the magnitude of what is happening here.