Minnesota Poll: Voters Think Franken Won
Rasmussen Reports (more about them here) polls Minnesota voters and finds them reasonably confident that DFLer Al Franken will be their next senator and just about as warm to the idea of a new election. Support for an extra-constitutional re-vote is 46-44, with Republicans heavily in favor. But the headline seems to be the dramatic shift that has taken place since the same poll was conducted in December.
Who won the Senate race? [Numbers in parentheses represent change from December poll]
Al Franken – 47 percent (+31)
Norm Coleman – 35 percent (-32)
Not sure – 18 percent (+1)
There you go: voters think Al Franken won the recount. Since the only precedent for a Senate re-vote was the 1975 New Hampshire mess, where the Democrat who led the recount won the new election, this is more bad news for Coleman.