Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #13828
 
Democrats Nelson-Pallmeyer & Stanton Make Inroads, But GOP Coleman Above 50% in MN Senate Re-Election Bid: Republican Incumbent Norm Coleman defeats each of his 3 possible DFL opponents in an election for U.S. Senator from Minnesota today, 05/02/08, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSTP-TV Minneapolis. Six months from the 11/04/08 general election, it's Coleman 52%, comedian Al Franken 42%, a 10-point Coleman lead that is unchanged from an identical SurveyUSA tracking poll released 7 weeks ago. Against Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Coleman today wins 55% to 36%, a 19-point lead, which is a 10-point improvement for Nelson-Pallmeyer compared to 7 weeks ago. Coleman and Franken were tied in February 2008 SurveyUSA polling. Against Darryl Stanton, Coleman today wins 53% to 35%, an 18-point lead, which is a 12-point improvement for Stanton compared to 7 weeks ago. Against each of the three DFL challengers, Coleman receives a majority of the votes of men and women, of voters under and over age 50, and in each region of the state, with one exception: in southern Minnesota, Coleman defeats Franken with 48% of the vote; in every other region, against each other candidate, Coleman is at 50% or greater. Coleman retains virtually all of the Republican vote, regardless of his opponent. The Democrats do not hold their base as well: Against Franken, 27% of Democrats cross-over to vote for the Republican. Against Nelson-Pallmeyer, 30% cross-over. Against Stanton, 24% cross-over.
 
Filtering: 700 state of Minnesota adults were interviewed 04/30/08 through 05/01/08. Of them, 615 were registered to vote. Click the 'Triangle T' where you see it to open and explore SurveyUSA's interactive tracking graphs. During the field period for this survey, Al Franken was in the news for owing back taxes in 17 states.
 
Minnesota will elect a United States Senator in November 2008. If the election for United States Senator were today, and the only two candidates on the ballot were Republican Norm Coleman and DFL candidate Al Franken, who would you vote for?
615 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Coleman (R)52%53%51%46%55%50%57%51%53%53%******99%27%33%91%45%9%51%48%61%50%
Franken (DFL)42%41%43%46%40%44%37%43%41%42%******1%67%57%9%48%89%44%38%37%44%
Undecided6%6%6%8%4%5%6%6%6%5%******0%7%10%1%7%2%5%13%2%5%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%50%50%26%31%24%19%57%43%94%2%0%3%26%34%27%27%42%15%55%14%14%17%
 
What if the only two candidates on the ballot for United States Senator were Republican Norm Coleman and DFL candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer?
615 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Coleman (R)55%55%54%51%57%57%53%54%55%56%******97%30%34%91%47%17%55%52%58%54%
Nelson-Pallmeyer (DFL)36%35%36%42%32%32%36%37%34%36%******2%59%51%6%43%80%35%32%34%42%
Undecided10%10%10%7%10%12%11%9%11%9%******1%11%15%3%11%3%10%16%9%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%50%50%26%31%24%19%57%43%94%2%0%3%26%34%27%27%42%15%55%14%14%17%
 
What if the only two candidates on the ballot for United States Senator were Republican Norm Coleman and DFL candidate Darryl Stanton?
615 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Coleman (R)53%53%53%46%57%55%53%52%54%55%******98%24%37%90%49%10%53%50%58%50%
Stanton (DFL)35%36%35%45%29%35%34%36%34%34%******1%60%48%6%40%82%34%31%33%45%
Undecided12%11%12%9%14%10%13%12%12%11%******2%16%15%5%12%8%12%19%9%6%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%50%50%26%31%24%19%57%43%94%2%0%3%26%34%27%27%42%15%55%14%14%17%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.