Amy Klobuchar is second most popular Senator in the entire country

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In these polarized times, Klobuchar enjoys a remarkable amount of bipartisan support.
In the holy trinity of things popular in Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar is right up there with hotdish and Prince, apparently.

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According to Public Policy Polling's breakdown of every U.S. Senator's popularity, Klobuchar is the second most popular Senator in the entire country, trailing only Republican John Barrasso, the junior Senator from Wyoming.

In fairness, Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye also enjoys a wider favorable-unfavorable split, but he died last month.

Here's PPP's list of the most popular senators (PPP ranks by lowest unfavorable percentage -- Klobuchar is second most popular in terms of favorable-unfavorable split):

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Those numbers will only contribute to recent speculation -- fueled by the Washington Post's political blog -- that Klobuchar is a darkhorse 2016 presidential candidate.

Senator Al Franken has a solid 52 percent approval rating, but his 41 percent unfavorable mark is also relatively high, so he ends up ranking in the middle of the list.

Meanwhile, Gov. Mark Dayton is one of the 20 most popular governors in the country, though he's nowhere near as popular as Klobuchar:

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In sum, it looks like big things could be in store for the 52-year-old Klobuchar, while Dayton and Franken, at the least, have solid cushions of support heading into their 2014 reelection campaigns.

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madvoterinmn
madvoterinmn

Shouldn't it be "....2nd most popular Senator in MN"?

Karen Callahan
Karen Callahan

she's done alot for minnesota maybe, but she's been silent on the gun issue.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Who was asked? Really, couple of feel good legislation pieces (stricter controls on pool drains?) Yea!! that is what is really important to our economy, deaths, wars.. 

She's a rubber stamp for Reid who lets her propose this tripe and passes it because it doesn't cost anything to Reid or his lobby patrons.

keny1
keny1

Who's Amy Klobuchar?

Crystal Grovdahl
Crystal Grovdahl

Ask her about her stance on NDAA and see how much you love her then.

Adam Schenck
Adam Schenck

Klobuchar is popular because scrupulously offends no one, which is the same as doing little other than regulating Chinese lead toys and constituent services.

Kevin Green
Kevin Green

This was before the anti gun hysteria.... think there isnt going to be a backlash ?

Elisa Maria
Elisa Maria

I would say NOT. Wolf killer she is. Thanks to her the Minnesota gray wolves are being killed.

Peter Farnsworth
Peter Farnsworth

wait what has she done for us besides to contributing to our national debt and signed the NDAA which allowed indefinite dentition for anyone including US citizens??

Tony Miller
Tony Miller

A certain LT Colonal was trying to kill his own troops and when families came to her for help, she wouldn't even meet with them.

Andra Thompson
Andra Thompson

No suprise here, she so amazing...and my height! PLUS!

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Pool deaths? Just google Tub deaths. She hit an industry with zero lobby. It wasn't a real issue.

Yes a girls death was tragic and sad but look up the stats, she had an almost equal chance of being struck by lightning. 

In reality she's done nothing but vote aye/nay as Harry dictated.. Where is her budget proposal? The House sent up 5.. How many has the Senate even heard? Much less voted on?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

@Kevin Green Gun control is popular.  You live in a bubble.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann @MB - Sorry fucktard you live in the metro bubble check a map sometime. We all saw your comments about a Pine Co sheriff. Your opinion of anyone not living in Mpls is well documented.

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