In a poll conducted by SurveyUSA
for KSTP-TV Minneapolis and WDIO-TV Duluth of 639 registered votes, Minnesotans prefer Sen. Norm Coleman to challenger Al Franken, 57 percent to 35 percent
, with eight percent undecided. Another DFL candidate, lawyer Mike Ciresi, would lose to Coleman 57 percent to 34
, in a poll also conducted on Wednesday, February 14. According to the survey, a quarter of all Democrats would vote for Coleman and 58 of Independent voters would do the same.