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In Minnesota, Both Democrats, Governor Dayton and U.S. Senator Franken, are Well-Positioned for Re-Election

SurveyUSA Breaking News - 03/04/14 12:15 AM

In polling conducted exclusively for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis St Paul, SurveyUSA asked Minnesota registered voters about 6 hypothetical head-to-head match-ups for Governor of Minnesota. Incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton is seeking a 2nd term. And SurveyUSA asked Minnesota registered voters about 6 hypothetical head-to-head matchups for U.S. Senator from Minnesota. Incumbent Democrat Al Franken is seeking a 2nd term.

Governor Dayton is above 50% against each of his 6 possible Republican challengers. Here is the rundown:

Dayton 53%, Republican Scott Honour 33%.
Dayton 53%, Republican Dave Thompson 32%.
Dayton 52%, Republican Jeff Johnson 34%.
Dayton 52%, Republican Kurt Zellers 31%.
Dayton 52%, Republican Rob Farnsworth 31%.
Dayton 51%, Republican Marty Seifert 34%.

Senator Franken is at or near 50% against each of his 6 possible Republican challengers, though 2 challengers are within 8 points. Here is the rundown:

Franken 50%, Republican Mike McFadden 40%.
Franken 50%, Republican Harold Shudlick 36%.
Franken 50%, Republican Monti Moreno 36%.
Franken 49%, Republican Julianne Ortman 41%.
Franken 49%, Republican Chris Dahlberg 41%.
Franken 49%, Republican Jim Abeler 37%.

Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 600 state of MN adults 02/25/14 through 02/27/14. Of the adults, 545 were registered to vote, and were asked about the election pairings. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (69% of registered voters) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone (31% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

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