A new poll shows U.S. Sen Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., continues to rank as one of the most popular Senators in the nation and is in good position for a re-election bid in 2012.
Public Policy Polling released results today that found 61 percent of state voters approve of Klobuchar’s job performance, while 28 percent disapprove. That’s up slightly from a PPP poll last December that found a 59-29 spread.
The poll also found Klobuchar leading five potential Republican challengers in head-to-head matchups. She leads former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, 54-41; Rep. Michele Bachmann, 57-37; 2010 Attorney General nominee Chris Barden, 57-30; State Sen. Dave Thompson, 55-28; and the only announced candidate so far, former State Rep. Dan Severson, 56-28.
PPP surveyed 1,179 Minnesota voters through automated telephone interviews May 27-30. The margin of sampling error is +/-2.9%.