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Minnesota Governor: Pawlenty on the Rebound

Pawlenty 46% Hatch 36%

Monday, August 07, 2006

In an eye-catching rebound, Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty has overtaken DFL Attorney General Mike Hatch in his bid for reelection. Results of the latest Rasmussen Reports election survey of 500 likely Minnesota voters show the incumbent governor now leading Hatch 46% to 36%.

The previous survey at the end of June showed Hatch in the lead 47% to 42%. (The DFL, or Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, is Minnesota's equivalent of the Democratic Party.)


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