It seems like Matt Entenza will try to win by convincing some progressives that he is more progressive than Rebecca Otto while also hoping that in the process she alienates herself from DFLers in Northern Minnesota.
A new poll shows Mark Dayton with the highest job approval ratings he’s had to date, while at the same time showing some erosion in his favorable rating.
The thing that RCV actually does, that a classic election doesn’t, is eliminate most of the game theory considerations from voting and allow people to vote for their actual preferences.
Does it matter if a candidate wins with a plurality of the vote or a majority? And if it does matter, why does it matter?
Don Samuels defeats Not Sure in the 9th round of run-offing, 54% to 46%.
Republicans have a bit of an advantage in the most highly-competitive districts.
While they are not quite Klobucharian, Al Franken continues to sport enviable approval numbers with Minnesota voters.
If there is one take away from this analysis, it’s that the votes of Minnesota DFLers in the legislature tend to reflect the ideological views of their constituents more reliably than the votes of Minnesota Republicans do.
Both political parties in Minnesota are, on average, more ideological than the norm, and both by about the same amount.
There is nothing fundamental about caucuses that would cause Sheila Regan to decide that caucuses are stupid. She had a bad user experience.
Do a majority of Minnesotans oppose gay marriage? It depends how you ask the question.
In which I preview, with the help of maps and numbers, the upcoming Bonus election in House districts 19A.
A breakdown of potential votes for gay marriage in the 2013 Minnesota House.