Did SurveyUSA Get Franken vs McFadden Poll Wrong?

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 22, 2014 11:21 AM

Yesterday, Breitbart News reported on a new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll that has Democrat Al Franken leading Republican challenger Mike McFadden 53 to 38 percent. We later updated with a statement from the McFadden campaign. Additionally, subsequent research of our own casts further doubt on the poll's reliability.

Update: The McFadden campaign has offered the following response to the survey. From Tom Erickson, McFadden for Senate spokesman, “If the guys at SurveyUSA really think that Democrat turnout in Minnesota will be higher than 2008 or 2012, then we’d like whatever they’re smoking. Clearly the Democrats don’t feel like Al Franken has a double-digit lead, or they wouldn’t be launching a million dollar attack ad campaign tomorrow.”