Quinnipiac: Coleman up 15 on Franken

In the same poll showing Barack Obama’s margin over John McCain slipping to 2 percentage points, Quinnipiac University pegs Norm Coleman’s U.S. Senate lead at 15 points over Al Franken, 53 percent to 38 percent.

If you go by the 1,261-likely-voter survey, Franken’s problems are manifest. He only splits union households 47-44; loses women 41-48, and is getting clocked among independents 32-55. Fully 19 percent of DFLers back Coleman; meanwhile Republicans support their nominee 94-3.

Yesterday, a Rasmussen Reports survey had Coleman up just one point, 44 percent to 43 percent.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Mark Gisleson on 07/24/2008 - 12:57 pm.

    Al Franken only splits the union vote? What am I missing here? Which unions have endorsed Norm Coleman?

    Absent any union endorsements for Norm, it would seem that MN media are missing a huge story on the rank and file revolt in the union movement.

    That or Qunnipiac gamed their polling survey. They’ve admitted to using a different sampling technique, and I think the results show it to be an invalid measurement tool.

    I’m also guessing that Al must be a dreadful bowler because I can’t imagine any other reason for him not to challenge Sen. Coleman and his team of actor-bowlers to a bowl off. I AM a bowler, and I’m guessing not one of those actors could hit 150 pins in a single game. Al, otoh, is a high school wrestler, and that’s about all the coordination you need to bowl decently.

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