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