A brand new Rasmussen poll places Franken in a very slight, and statistically insignificant lead over Coleman in the Minnesota Senate race. The good news is that of the last five or so polls, over the last few weeks, all but one has put Franken ahead, but never by a statistically significant amount.

This latest poll places Franken at 41% and Coleman at 37%.

In the Minnesota Third District, Veteran Marine and Democratic Candidate Ashwin Madia was shown to be pulling ahead of Republican Erik Paulsen near the beginning of the month, but again the lead is not statistically significant. That pole was from October 7th.

In the Sixth, there are no reliable poling data to show the relationship betwen Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg and the now infamous Republican McCarthyite Michel Bachmann. It is generally thought that the race is at present a tossup. Given the special attention that has been given to this race in recent days, I would expect a poll to come popping out of Poll-Land any moment now.

See the bottom of this post for links to the Franken and Madia campaigns.


  1. #1 Stephanie Z
    October 24, 2008

    And your poll.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    October 24, 2008

    Yea, I just heard that on the radio. Cool.

  3. #3 uncle noel
    October 24, 2008

    He’s good enough. He’s smart enough. And, gosh darnit’, people like him! His next project: “Stuart saves America”.
    Go Al!

  4. #4 SLC
    October 24, 2008