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My wife's birthday comes up next on the calendar before mine, so she was the one able to take questions from Quinnipiac during their recent Washington Post/Wall Street Journal poll.  Apparently that's how they assure a random sampling.  As much as I would have loved the chance to voice my opinion, what matters most is the outcome:

Obama up by 11 pts. in Minnesota.

Here are some details from the poll, as reported by Minnesota Public Radio:

A new poll shows that Barack Obama has a commanding lead in Minnesota, and the race for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat is very tight.


The poll was conducted between Wednesday and Sunday. 51 percent of those polled said they support Obama. 40 percent said they support McCain.

This is in spite of McCain spending a great deal of disposable advertising funds on trying to turn Minnesota into a battleground state.  One more example of going negative being a losing proposition.

On the senatorial front:

Meanwhile, Minnesota's closely watched senate race is in a statistical dead heat. The poll shows 38 percent of those surveyed support Democrat Al Franken, 36 percent support Republican incumbent Norm Coleman and 18 percent support Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

I must confess, as much as I have been a fan of Al Franken from the beginning, I was concerned about whether he could actually pull off a victory.  Nothing would make me happier than to see Minnesota go Obama AND Franken.  Let's hope this momentum just keeps on going!

Originally posted to InCircles on Tue Oct 14, 2008 at 07:12 AM PDT.

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