Tom Emmer

The Weekly Wrap 4-13

April 13, 2014

Fundraising numbers for the first quarter of 2014 are starting to roll in, so that will occupy the majority of the space in The Wrap™ this week. Occupying some of the other space in The Wrap™ this week is; news concerning the races in a couple of Minnesota Congressional seats and polling results concerning a […]

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The Weekly Wrap 2-23

February 23, 2014

♣ Another Minnesota legislator has announced her retirement: Longtime Republican state Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, a conservative leader on privacy, budget and other issues, announced Saturday morning that she would not run for a ninth term. Holberg represented house district 58A, centered in Lakeville. 58A is an R+11 district according to hPVI, so most of […]

Al Franken

Al Franken is also the subject of a poll

February 18, 2014

Yesterday I wrote about the numbers that concern Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton in a hot new poll. Today, the day after yesterday, I write about the numbers concerning United States Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken. Numbers from the same hot new poll, only a it’s now a little less new and a little less hot. […]

Gov. Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton keeps on keeping on

February 17, 2014

Despite what seemed like a three month or so period of non-stop bad news for Mark Dayton’s administration; from the sorry state of affairs at MNSure, to campaign finance violations, to issues involving the criminality of the Wilfs, voters approval of his job in office have not changed. In fact, they’ve ticked up slightly. Mason-Dixon […]

Al Franken

Al Franken maintains strong approvals

June 24, 2013

While they are not quite Klobacharian, Al Franken continues to sport enviable approval numbers with Minnesota voters. Mason-Dixon (6/18, 9/23/12 in parenthesis): Do you approve or disapprove of Al Franken’s job performance as U.S. Senator? Approve 55 (52) Disapprove 29 (40) Undecided 16 (8) (MoE: ±3.5%) The numbers in the parenthesis above, the numbers from September, are not the numbers cited […]

Gov. Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton rebounds

June 19, 2013

With the legislative session over, things get back to normal

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Mason-Dixon: Y U NO POLL GOOD

March 14, 2013

With The Minnesota Poll back in the game and with Mason-Dixon retained as the polling firm responsible for it, I thought it would be worth it to finish a post that I started in the aftermath of the election, but never actually got around to completing. The post concerns the really bad, terrible, and downright […]

Gov. Mark Dayton

The Minnesota Poll, Dayton sees approval drop

March 12, 2013

In yet another installment of their multi-part Minnesota Poll, the StarTribune, along with their polling partners Mason-Dixon, tested Governor Mark Dayton’s job approvals. After a whole series of issue questions, these are the first horse-racey questions they’ve released, so let’s take a look. Mason-Dixon (3/10, 9/23/12 in parenthesis): Do you approve or disapprove of Mark […]

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The Minnesota Poll, here we go again

March 6, 2013

I spent a good portion of my last post on the Minnesota Poll discussing the issue of question wording and how it can effect the results of polls. This post will be similar. Mason-Dixon (3/5, no trend lines): Minnesota state law currently bans same-sex marriage. Do you think the state Legislature should or should not […]

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Pollster performance in Minnesota in 2012

December 5, 2012

Last week I discussed 2012 election polling in Minnesota on a macro level, how all the polls did in the four statewide races. In that post I did not get into how specific pollsters fared against each other, that is what’s happening in this post. Some individual pollsters did a really good job in Minnesota […]

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Polling performance in Minnesota in 2012

November 29, 2012

A look at how the polling did in predicting Minnesota election outcomes

Obama Klobuchar Franken

Obama leads Romney in Minnesota says two new polls

October 31, 2012

Well, newish at least