Franken has lead over all potential opponents

Al Franken and Me.  June 2008.  St Cloud, Minnesota

I met and had my picture taken with Al Franken during a campaign stop in St Cloud, Minnesota. June 2008

 

As someond who voted for him in 2008 while I lived in Minnesota, I was happy to hear that Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads all potential GOP opponents by comfortable double-digit margins, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. Among those tested by the Democratic polling firm was U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who he leads 55-38, a 17 point margin. Franken leads conservative talk show host Jason Lewis by the same 17 point margin (54-37), as well as state Sen. Julianne Ortman (52-35).

Narrowing the gap slightly against the first-term senator were businessman Mike McFadden and Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, who came within 15 points apiece (both at 51-36). Sen. Julie Rosen trailed by 16 points (52-36). Overall, Franken weighed in with a 51 percent approval rating.

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