The City Pages on the result of the latest poll of Minnesotans:
With a 33/60 favorable/unfavorable split, PPP characterizes Michele as "Minnesota's most unpopular politician."
The results are from a Public Policy Polling survey of "973 Minnesota voters from May 31st to June 3rd. The margin of error for the survey is +/-3.1%. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization."
(Michele Bachmann) would actually cost Romney 6 points if he picked her (as a running mate), stretching Obama's lead out to 56-35. Independents would support Obama by a whooping 61-26 margin if Bachmann was on the Republican ticket. Bachmann could probably lay claim to the title of Minnesota's most unpopular politician. Just 33% of voters have a favorable opinion of her to 60% with a negative one.
The most influential Minnesota politician is also the most unpopular with Minnesotans...
...but--as Bachmann and her backers know: this is not a popularity contest. It's about power; it's about who gets to make the law, who gets to dominate the GOP, who gets to staff the legislature and bureaucracy with sympathetic supporters. As mysterious as it may seem to many, the Christian right have shown that they can dominate the game, even win the game regularly--without being popular with the independents.
The DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) is currently posting oppo research pages on several Minnesota Republicans: Kline, Cravaack and of course: Bachmann.
Here's how you get access to those oppo research pages:
The Big E provides links:
Their Bachmann oppo page seems to be mostly clippings from wire and newspaper sources. There's not much reliance on original reporting, which is why they don't have a lot of Bachmann's pre-Congress "hate on the liberals and gay and Democrat socialist take conspiracy" stuff. And they seem to have missed some of the post-Congress stuff, too.
But as for the stuff they did get: it's handy to have it all in one place. Does anybody have any infoon how to contact the person or persons who put the page together--so we can send them some of the stuff they missed?
I guess I could try to get to the DCCC surreptitiously by phoning them up and telling them I want to donate five bucks and a latte coupon, but that seems disingenuous.
Does anyone have the phone number of someone who could get me to the people who do these oppo research pages for?
City Pages, where EricF found the story:
Public Policy Polling with the data: