Poll: Klobuchar has a wide lead over competition

Public Policy Polling released another look at its poll from this week, this one showing DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar with a lead over her Republican opponent, Rep. Kurt Bills, of 26 percentage points.

The survey also looked at Klobuchar’s prospects against Dan Severson, Pete Hegseth and Joe Arwood, though all three are no longer vying for the GOP nomination after Bills won the GOP endorsement last month.

Public Policy Polling (PPP) is a Democratic firm, though pollsters generally regard it as a fair operation.

When it comes to job approval, the poll also shows Klobuchar doing well with 57 percent of registered Minnesota voters saying they approve of her record, and 29 percent disapproving.

Klobuchar’s lead is so comfortable, PPP wrote in a press release that the Minnesota Senate race “may be up there for the most boring one we’ve polled on this cycle.”

Minnesota’s junior senator is also doing well. Fifty percent of Minnesota voters approve of Sen. Al Franken’s record, while 36 percent disapprove. He has comfortable advantages over three hypothetical 2014 opponents, including Norm Coleman, Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, although the election is so far off the numbers don’t seem very relevant.

Also a winner in the PPP poll? Minneapolis, which 40 percent of voters prefer over St. Paul.

PPP surveyed 973 Minnesota voters from May 31 – June 3. The poll has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points. Read the rest of the poll here.

  • People prefer Minneapolis by 40% and St Paul by 26% which is only a 14% difference than the 40% difference that your article implies. Please correct that impression.

  • georges

    There would never have been a Senator Amy Bessler.

    She owes her whole career to the accident of birth, that her father was the well-loved columnist of Minnesota.

    Now, all she needs to do is keep her nose clean, not offend people, and let the magic of her fathers name get her by each election.

    Franken, on the other hand, is not so lucky. There is nothing he can do that will get him re-elected. He is so hated in Minnesota that even with everything going for the Democrats in 2008, he had to cheat to win.

    Folks are just waiting for the chance to vote the sleazy guy out of Minnesota politics.