Raleigh, N.C. – PPP’s newest Minnesota poll finds that Senator Al Franken’s numbers remain strong entering his reelection campaign in 2014, while Governor Mark Dayton holds a ten point lead over potential Republican challengers who are struggling to gain traction.
Franken’s approval rating among registered voters in Minnesota is at 51/43; almost identical to his 51/42 approval rating from our last polls in May. The senator consistently leads would-be opponents Jim Abeler 50-39, Chris Dahlberg 49-39, Mike McFadden 49-38, Julianne Ortman 49-37 and Monti Moreno 49-36.
Mark Dayton’s numbers are also constant, and still strong, since our polling in May. The governor’s approval rating is currently 48/42, compared to 49/47 in the spring. Dayton sports a steady 10 or 11 point lead over Republican challengers Scott Honour 48-38, Jeff Johnson 48-37, Julie Rosen 48-36, Marty Seifert 48-37, Dave Thompson 48-37 and Kurt Zellers 48-38.