My guess is you're trying to make polling error fit your worldview. Nate Silver has shown that one poll is of little use but averaging a series of polls with different methodologies can be quite powerful. This is just the first data point and the last election fits within it's margin of error.
Could there be unintended consequences to removing marriage from state law and only referring to civil unions? Would the federal government still recognize a civil union between a man and a woman as a marriage for legal/tax purposes?
Someone else mentioned it but corruption is a valid reason to be concerned about low levels of pay. If a representative can't make an honest living then they'll make a dishonest living. Also, many former senators can take a lobbying job with a large bump in salary. Do we want good legislators leaving to become corporate lobbyists or do we want them participating in the process independently?
After a huge campaign for Voter ID which was met with a resounding NO they're not giving up. I hope that Dayton changes his mind and is willing to make "partisan" improvements to the voting system like no-excuse absentee if the clearly out-of-touch Republicans insist on attaching Voter ID to everything.
Why are liquor store owners the only store owners in the state who need a law in order to take a day off? I was glad to see one store owner stand up and say that his store loses money being closed half the weekend.
The only time I get irritated with cyclists is when they insist on _not_ using the dedicated infrastructure. I have come across cyclists many times on my commute who are causing traffic problems by insisting on traveling on the road rather than the bike path that is five feet away. I don't ever see recreational bicycling on that road, just commuting bicycles. Is there a reason bicycle commuters wouldn't want to use a bike path?