Sen. Norm Coleman’s approval rating is low: 45 percent. The problem, according to Coleman’s guy: “substantial attacks by Democrats and outside interest groups.”
Challenger Al Franken’s unfavorable rating is high: 34 percent. The problem, according to Franken’s guy: ongoing Republican attacks from “the right-wing smear machine.”
Now then. I’d imagined that these ratings had something to do with what the candidates have said or done (or not) and voters’ subsequent reactions. But it seems instead that big chunks of the Minnesota electorate are just super-duper impressionable.
Sigh. It could be a very long 400+ days.