A September 21, 2004 Pioneer Press story titled "Voters Like Coleman Over Franken"
A few interesting exerpts:
Humorist and liberal talk-radio host Al Franken's first satirical book was "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!
"They may like you, Al, but Minnesotans are not yet ready to elect you to the U.S. Senate.
A new poll shows that if Franken were to challenge U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008, the Republican incumbent would crush Franken like one of the bugs Franken used to flatten on "Saturday Night Live" during an infamous skit 30 years ago about the supposed indestructibility of cockroaches.
Asked for whom they would vote in the 2008 Senate election, 57 percent of likely Minnesota voters picked Coleman, while 29 percent supported Franken, according to a Pioneer Press/Minnesota Public Radio poll conducted Sept. 11 through 14. The poll had margin of error of 4 percent.
While Coleman's sunk like a rock, Franken is stuck somewhere in the 30's now.
The poll results were heart-warming to Sarah Janecek, a lobbyist and Republican co-editor of the newsletter "Politics in Minnesota," whom Franken criticized in his latest book, "Lies, and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them."
"As one of Al Franken's lying liars, I couldn't be more delighted that the guy couldn't even crack 30 percent," Janecek said.
With 3 days left, Franken will most likely climb above 30%, but in my humble opinion, not much more.