Al Franken Is Dominating His Senate Race

In 2008, Al Franken was barely elected to the Senate in progressive Minnesota during the largest Democratic wave in a generation, declared the official winner months later by a mere 312 votes.

Six years later the Democrat is dominating his reelection contest in a Republican-friendly year.

Sen. Franken leads his Republican opponent, Mike McFadden, by 18 points — a margin of 55 to 37 percent — in a new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll of likely voters. (The margin of error is plus or minus 4.1 percentage points.)

Election forecasters roundly project that Democrats will hold the seat.

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