Following up on yesterday’s snapshot of the race for governor, the Humphrey Institute’s Center for the Study of Politics and Governance released its poll on the Minnesota Senate race. It shows DFLer Amy Klobuchar with a 55-33 lead over Republican Mark Kennedy.
The perfect storm seems to have gathered at Klobuchar’s, and those same winds are blowing straight into Kennedy face. Klobuchar is doing better among Democrts than Kennedy is doing among Republicans. She is clobbering him by a staggering 54-19 percent among self-described independents. And meanwhile, the portion of Minnesotans describing themselves as Democrats or DFL leaners (48 percent) is at its highest point in years (compared with 37 percent Republicans and 13 percent independents. Klobuchar is even gaining at the expense of Independence-ite Robert Fitzgerald, who has dropped from seven percent to three since Humphrey’s previous poll in mid-Octobber.