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Poll: Obama 49%, McCain 47% in Minnesota (New survey USA Poll)
KSTP Eyewitness News (Twin Cities) ^ | 9/12/2008 | Channel 5 Story

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%


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; electionpresident; mccain; mccainpalin; mn2008; obama; poll
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I was polled in this poll on the 11th. Was wondering when it would be released.
1 posted on 09/12/2008 9:10:14 PM PDT by vwatto
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To: vwatto

Give me some context. Is this so-so? Or is this Hugh?


2 posted on 09/12/2008 9:11:19 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC (If my kids make a mistake in the voting booth, I don't want them punished with a community organizer)
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To: vwatto

Is this bad or good?
Should we be ahead?


3 posted on 09/12/2008 9:12:10 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC
Hugh and series.
4 posted on 09/12/2008 9:12:17 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: vwatto

I see the race has tightened between Coleman and Stuart Smalley. Wasn’t Coleman running further ahead of him in previous polls?


5 posted on 09/12/2008 9:13:16 PM PDT by gore_sux_2000 (Sarah Palin is Ted Nugent with a Uterus!)
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

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...:(


6 posted on 09/12/2008 9:13:43 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

minnesota is walter mondale territory. mccain/palin being competitive here is HUGH !


7 posted on 09/12/2008 9:14:28 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: gore_sux_2000

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.


8 posted on 09/12/2008 9:14:32 PM PDT by vwatto
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

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.


9 posted on 09/12/2008 9:14:39 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: vwatto

This is good news. Minnesota is very blue.


10 posted on 09/12/2008 9:15:05 PM PDT by Silly (PalinLove.com)
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

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.


11 posted on 09/12/2008 9:15:40 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: fhayek

MN hasn’t gone red since Nixon. This is the ONLY state Mondale won in ‘84.


12 posted on 09/12/2008 9:15:56 PM PDT by vwatto
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13 posted on 09/12/2008 9:16:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: vwatto

OH PLEZ, OH PLEZ, OH PLEZ, don’t tell Franken has a HUGH chance of winning there...OMG!! He is such a dog puke!!


14 posted on 09/12/2008 9:16:11 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: snarkytart

It’s very good. Obama should be ahead by 7-10 in Minnesota.

Kerry won it by 4. Gore won it by 2.


15 posted on 09/12/2008 9:16:14 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: vwatto

Where’s the 3rd party senate guy?


16 posted on 09/12/2008 9:16:32 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: vwatto

Come on all you Minnesota hockey moms - it’s time to vote for a hockey mom!


17 posted on 09/12/2008 9:16:42 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: RoseofTexas
Lets see how popular Democrats are with $7.00 gallon gas prices this week and gas lines and limits on how many gallons you can buy.

Wonder what heating cost will be there.

18 posted on 09/12/2008 9:16:43 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

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?


19 posted on 09/12/2008 9:16:45 PM PDT by goawaylibs
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Dean Barkley, the 3rd party senate guy is polling 14%. That’s probably where Coleman lost his numbers.


20 posted on 09/12/2008 9:17:53 PM PDT by vwatto
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To: vwatto

vwatto wrote:

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.”

Frost bite on the brain.


21 posted on 09/12/2008 9:17:53 PM PDT by redstateconfidential ("Go to the mattresses")
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To: RoseofTexas

Relax. :)

There is no panicking allowed about any house/senate races prior to October 1. :)


22 posted on 09/12/2008 9:17:57 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: vwatto

I thought that third party usually split the dems, no?


23 posted on 09/12/2008 9:18:54 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: vwatto

Numerous blue states shows McCain within 3. (WA, WI, MN, MI, NJ, PA)

We need to get over that hump.


24 posted on 09/12/2008 9:19:24 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: goawaylibs

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.


25 posted on 09/12/2008 9:20:44 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

How can Obama’s funds be drying up? His campaign is a money machine. He rakes in least $30 million a month.


26 posted on 09/12/2008 9:21:20 PM PDT by yongin (Obama is bitter about Veterans & Elderly Folks)
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To: vwatto
MN hasn’t gone red since Nixon. This is the ONLY state Mondale won in ‘84.

Well then, this is good news. Hockey moms in Minnesota, I guess. :)
27 posted on 09/12/2008 9:21:48 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: vwatto

If Minnesota throws Norm Coleman out and elects that jerk Al Franken, then I will remain certain that theirs is the Lunatic State.


28 posted on 09/12/2008 9:21:52 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: vwatto

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.


29 posted on 09/12/2008 9:21:55 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: TitansAFC; meandog; onyx; MARTIAL MONK; GulfBreeze; Kuksool; freespirited; Salvation; furquhart; ...
The McCain List.

Just a two-point race in Minnesota. We CAN win this state!

30 posted on 09/12/2008 9:23:14 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: yongin

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. :)


31 posted on 09/12/2008 9:24:00 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: vwatto

Coleman was about 4-5 points ahead. However, no way McCain carries MN and Coleman loses.


32 posted on 09/12/2008 9:24:16 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Yes 3rd parties do help the MN GOP. Tim Pawlenty won the Governorship both times while receiving under 46% due to 3rd parties.


33 posted on 09/12/2008 9:24:17 PM PDT by yongin (Obama is bitter about Veterans & Elderly Folks)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Barkley is a libertarian/independent who splits the GOP vote.

He was the guy appointed by Ventura to temporarily fill the deceased Wellstone's seat until Coleman was elected.

34 posted on 09/12/2008 9:24:49 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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.


35 posted on 09/12/2008 9:25:08 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: LS

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.


36 posted on 09/12/2008 9:25:37 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: Prole

AL Franken! What a joke, a disaster, a cruel trick!! What has happened to this country? Ughhh!

(from a Minnesotan)


37 posted on 09/12/2008 9:25:42 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: LS

You believe that too? :)


38 posted on 09/12/2008 9:26:06 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: jerry557
I agree. It takes only a couple of points to lose. McCain needs to run an extremely affective campaign in these blue states to garnish at least a tide or a +1 to over take the black messiah. Which right now seems unlikely... SO CLOSE YET SO FAR....
39 posted on 09/12/2008 9:26:40 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: LS

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


40 posted on 09/12/2008 9:26:40 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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To: vwatto

Americans (especially younger Americans) need a course on Communism101.


41 posted on 09/12/2008 9:26:53 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Lijahsbubbe
I know, and I am sorry.

I really do hope that Al Franken loses.

He is the last thing you guys need right now.

42 posted on 09/12/2008 9:26:55 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: vwatto

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*


43 posted on 09/12/2008 9:27:20 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

I hope Norm has reverse coat tails for the Maverick .


44 posted on 09/12/2008 9:27:29 PM PDT by kbennkc (What passes for optimism is most often an intellectual error)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

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.


45 posted on 09/12/2008 9:27:39 PM PDT by bushsupporter30
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To: LS

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.


46 posted on 09/12/2008 9:29:31 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Prole

It’s just so ridiculous that it’s beyond comprehension.

Jesse Ventura, Al Franken. Who’s next - Louie Anderson?


47 posted on 09/12/2008 9:30:17 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: snarkytart
Is this bad or good?

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.

48 posted on 09/12/2008 9:30:58 PM PDT by montag813 (www.BoycottUsWeekly.com | Fight the Smears)
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To: LS

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.


49 posted on 09/12/2008 9:31:25 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: bushsupporter30

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.


50 posted on 09/12/2008 9:31:41 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Palin 2008 (oh yeah, and McCain too))
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