Monday, November 03, 2008

Franken Still Up In Minnesota

The most recent polling in the Minnesota Senate race, released Sunday by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, shows Democrat Al Franken leading Republican incumbent Norm Coleman 42 percent to 38 percent. This reinforces my prediction from last week that Franken will win this race and will do it by pulling last-minute votes from Independent Dean Barkley who is at 15 percent in that poll.

Here's to hoping that Minnesotans will realize that despite all his braying about being a bipartisan kind of guy, Coleman's voted with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney over 90 percent of the time, including 98 percent in 2003, his first year in the Senate.

Finally, here's a good, straightforward pitch from Al Franken to Minnesota voters that's been playing in the campaign's final days: