First-term Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) would trounce her only declared Republican opponent, according to a poll released Thursday.
The Democratic firm Public Policy Polling found Klobuchar with a 61 percent approval rating as she looks toward her re-election effort in 2012. The survey of more than 1,000 Minnesota voters showed that respondents preferred her over GOP candidate Dan Severson, 56 to 28 percent. Sixteen percent of respondents said they were undecided, but even if all those voters on the bubble went with Severson, Klobuchar would still be far ahead.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.