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.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.