Mark Dayton and Al Franken

Two new polls paint different pictures of Minnesota races

June 18, 2014

Two new polls of the two big races in Minnesota this fall have come out, well, one of the polls is from last week and I’ve just now come around to write about it. So it’s new to these electronic not-pages. I’ll start on the Gubernatorial side and begin with the most recent poll from […]

Al Franken

Al Franken still in catbird seat

November 3, 2013

This is the second post dealing with the new Public Policy Polling poll of the Minnesota electoral landscape for 2014. The first post dealt with the Gubernatorial portion of the poll, this post will deal with the Senatorial portion of the poll. To wit: PPP (10/27-29, 5/17-19 in parenthesis, 1/18-20 in brackets): Do you approve or disapprove of […]

Gov. Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton’s standing improves

November 2, 2013

PPP’s most recent poll shows some improvement for Governor Mark Dayton

John Kline

Second poll in less than a week shows John Kline in trouble

October 30, 2013

Last week I covered a PPP poll sponsored by The House Majority PAC which showed John Kline trailing his 2012 opponent, DFLer Mike Obermueller, 42-38. That poll was what you might call a “shock poll.” A poll with numbers so different from anything seen before that it shocks the senses. But shock polls can sometimes […]

John Kline

Big Trouble in the Second Congressional District for John Kline

October 26, 2013

That’s according to a recent poll released by The House Majority PAC and conducted by Public Policy Polling. PPP (10/24, no trend lines): John Kline (R-inc) 38 Mike Obermueller (D) 42 Not sure 20 (MoE: ±3.4%) While PPP has been doing a bunch of generic ballot testing with Republican house members around the country and […]

Canoeing the BWCA

Mining poll shows Minnesotans like the environment

September 23, 2013

Last week Mining Truth, a coalition of Minnesota environmental groups, released the results of a poll they had Public Policy Polling commission concerning Minnesota’s feelings about issues around sulfide mining. They released the results of two polls, one of the entire state of Minnesota, one of just the eighth congressional district. These are the results […]

Capitol steps

The Weekly Wrap 5-25

May 25, 2013

♣ Almost immediately after announcing his support for the now passed into law Marriage equality bill, Joe Radinovich, a DFL Representative from Crosby, faced the threat of a recall. Earlier this week Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lori Gildea ruled, “not so much.” Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Lori Gildea has ruled that Reps. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, and John Ward, […]

Gov. Mark Dayton

Mark Dayton slides

May 24, 2013

His approvals are down, but he maintains healthy leads on a number of possible opponents

Al Franken

Al Franken holds steady

May 22, 2013

A PPP poll shows him over 50% against a slew of GOPers

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 […]

LeftMN Radio Hour

LeftMN Radio Hour 1-27

January 27, 2013

This week we welcome longtime Republican campaign operative Ben Golnik on the big show to talk about the budget

Minnesotas Congressional Delegation

The Weekly Wrap 1-25

January 25, 2013

This week there was a poll, and not much else, at least as it concerns The Wrap