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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bachman vs. Wetterling

The Star Tribune poll shows Wetterling ahead of Bachman by 8 points (48-40).

The poll also notes:

Negative feelings toward President Bush, opposition to the Iraq war and a belief that the country is on the wrong track all seemed to be hurting Bachmann, even in a district that Bush carried 57 percent to 42 percent in the 2004 election.....

The poll found that the district is almost evenly divided among DFLers, Republicans and independents.

Classic Strib poll! Remember Mondale being 5 points ahead of Coleman! Powerline and RCP posted some great pieces on the Minnesota Poll a while back. It seems a little suspicious that the district would be "evenly divided among DFLers, Republicans, and Independents." Also, 2004 was a big turnout year for Democrats in Minnesota. In a normal year the district would have probably voted 60% for Bush.