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BLOOMINGTON, MN—The Star Tribune has released its famously partisan poll once again.
And, unsurprisingly, the Star Tribune has found that Minnesota has 70% more Democrats than Republicans, completely at odds with recent electoral results. This 14 point Democrat advantage is completely at odds with other recent polls in Minnesota.
More importantly, the Democrat advantage in Party ID in the 2008 election was only 4 points in exit polls. That is a far cry from the Star Tribune’s 14 party ID advantage for Democrats in the “Minnesota Poll.”
“This wasn’t a poll. It was an expression of the fantasy land the editors of the Star Tribune live in,” said Mike Osskopp, Kurt Bills’ campaign manager.
In 2010 the Star Tribune’s final poll showed Mark Dayton up 7 points. MPR’s poll showed Dayton up 12. Dayton, of course, squeaked by in a recount,” said Osskopp.
“We have been complaining about media bias, and of course the media ignores the charge. But if ever there was evidence of bias, this is it. A 13 point Democrat advantage in party ID isn’t credible to even the most partisan analyst,” said Osskopp.
“Don’t forget, Amy’s Dad was a columnist for the Star Tribune for 3 decades. It’s no coincidence that they are pulling for Daddy’s little girl,” Osskopp concluded.