Sen. Coleman's seat in serious jeopardy
Senator Norm Coleman is in a statistical dead heat with potential DFL challengers Mike Ciresi and Al Franken, according to aSurveyUSA poll
released today. The incumbent and Ciresi each garnered support from 44 percent of potential voters in a head-to-head matchup. When pitted against Franken, Coleman registered an inconsequential 46-45 advantage. The poll, commissioned by Roll Call, surveyed 692 registered voters and had a 3.8 percent margin of error.
The study also showed that Coleman has a 37 percent approval rating one year out from his first re-election contest. Only 20 percent of Minnesota voters expressed approval of President Bush's job performance.
The last SurveyUSA poll, conducted in July, showed Coleman with a 48-42 advantage over Ciresi. (Franken's support was not gaged in that study.)
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