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.