Klobuchar gets high marks in new poll

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%.

  • Amy

    Ah, they must’ve asked only bridge supporters.

  • Chris

    Bridge supporters like Al Franken and Mark Dayton?