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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:16 PM
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Minnesota Poll: Most want Coleman to call it quits
Minnesota Poll: Most want Coleman to call it quits

The Republican should end his recount fight, most say, and fatigue over the six-month ordeal is clear.

By KEVIN DUCHSCHERE, Star Tribune


Nearly two-thirds of Minnesotans surveyed think Norm Coleman should concede the U.S. Senate race to Al Franken, but just as many believe the voting system that gave the state its longest running election contest needs improvement.

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found that 64 percent of those responding believe Coleman, the Republican, should accept the recount trial court's April 13 verdict that Democrat Franken won the race by 312 votes.

Only 28 percent consider last week's appeal by Coleman to the Minnesota Supreme Court "appropriate."

Large majorities of those polled said they would oppose any further appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Should Coleman win at the state Supreme Court, 57 percent of respondents said Franken should concede. And 73 percent believe Coleman should give up if he loses at the state's highest court.

"I voted for Coleman, but this thing has gone on way too long," said Mike McCombs, 50, a Lakeville furnace and air conditioning salesman. "Obviously, the Republican Party is trying to keep Franken's vote out of the United States Senate. We should get another {senator} in there."


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Laf.La.Dem. Donating Member (924 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 12:31 PM
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1. Why 28% say this is "appropriate"
This same 28% wants Minnesota to leave the Union if Coleman does not win??


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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:38 PM
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2. The only upside of this is
coleman will never be in politics again. He's totally ruined his reputation as someone who has his State's best interests at heart.
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:42 PM
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3. True. He knows this, and knows that the national Repug party will make sure he has a cushy lobbying
job for life. He's the waterboy now, just doing his job.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:45 PM
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4. I hope he's
wondering in his darkest nights how he ever fell so far.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:47 PM
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5. It's getting to the point where the Repubs will ask him ...
to throw in the towel.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:25 PM
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6. You would think..but look
at the party of No and Whine..they obviously want to bury themselves.
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