Here’s a look at our table of Minnesota matchups. Republican governor Tim Pawlenty is the sole Republican tested this cycle who gives McCain a win by more than the margin of sampling error. With no running mates, Obama defeats McCain by 5 points; with running mates added, results range from a 8 point McCain win (McCain/Pawlenty vs. Obama/Rendell) to a 15 point Obama win (McCain/Lieberman vs. Obama/Edwards).
Governor Pawlenty has an overall Net Job Approval of Plus 6 in Minnesota; among the state’s Republicans, he has a Plus 75.
Click the table for fully crosstabbed results.
Research conducted for KSTP-TV Minneapolis, KAAL-TV Rochester, and WDIO-TV Duluth.