Sen. Al Franken looks to be peaking at the right time in Minnesota, as a new poll reveals that he has doubled his lead in from nine to eighteen points over the last month.
According to KSTP:
With less than a month until Election Day, incumbent Sen. Al Franken has doubled his lead in his race against Republican challenger Mike McFadden, according to the latest KSTP/SurveyUSA poll.
Franken now leads McFadden 55 percent to 37 percent in the poll. That 18-point lead is double the nine point Franken advantage in our last poll a month ago. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent.
Franken leads among all key demographic groups: men (54 percent-39 percent), women (56 percent-35 percent) and independents (49 percent-32 percent). Franken also leads by double digits in all regions of the state. Franken also retains 94 percent support among Democrats. McFadden gets 84 percent support from Republicans.
Republicans have been trying to hype up their chances in Minnesota. Conservative media have been murmuring that Minnesota could be “in play.” The truth is that Sen. Franken has been a good and hard working senator for his state. Franken has largely avoided the national spotlight and focused Minnesota. He has put the state’s interest first, and been the exact opposite of what his critics assumed he would be. Franken hasn’t been a celebrity senator, or a comedian senator. He has been a serious and diligent senator.
Over the last few days, there have been a series of positive polls for Democrats all across the country. Republicans are slipping as it looks Democrats are starting to pay attention to the election and come home to their candidates. The huge Democratic get out the vote effort is already increasing awareness among Democratic voters, and the next step will be to get these voters to the polls.
With Democratic incumbents like Franken widening their leads and challengers like Alison Lundergan Grimes leading in Kentucky, there is a noticeable shift occurring in the Senate races. Al Franken looks to be headed for a solid victory as Democratic momentum continues to grow.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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