Survey: Klobuchar may be 'close to unbeatable'

The same poll also suggests both Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty damaged their political careers, at least here in Minnesota, while campaigning on the national stage. Public Policy Polling says both have slipped in popularity, while Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar remains highly popular, even drawing the support of nearly a third of Republicans.
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The same poll also suggests both Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty damaged their political careers, at least here in Minnesota, while campaigning on the national stage. Public Policy Polling says both have slipped in popularity, while Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar remains highly popular, even drawing the support of nearly a third of Republicans.

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