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August 13th, 2020
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MN-1 Poll: Hagedorn Leads, but Feehan Can Win with Term Limits
Rochester, MN – According to a new poll conducted by RMG Research, Democratic challenger Dan Feehan trails Congressman Jim Hagedorn in Minnesota’s first congressional district, but Feehan will win if he commits to support congressional term limits.
The poll, which was conducted from July 31-August 7th, found that Hagedorn currently leads Feehan 41% to 38%. But when voters are asked who they would support if Feehan were to sign the U.S. Term Limits pledge, which Hagedorn opposes, Feehan would jump out to an 11-point point lead (43% to 32%).
If Feehan signs the term limits pledge he would also double his support with Republicans, from 6% to 12%, and gain 16 points with independents. Also, undecided voters – currently a quarter of the electorate – would break for Feehan at a 3-to-1 rate if he came out for term limits. According to the poll, 93% of district voters either don’t know what Congressman Hagedorn’s position is on term limits or incorrectly believe he supports it. That presents a major opportunity for Feehan to make inroads with voters by campaigning on the issue.
The survey of 500 registered voters in Minnesota’s 1st district was conducted online by RMG Research, Inc. from July 31th-August 7th using a representative sample to reflect the district’s population of registered voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points. RMG Research is owned and operated by Scott Rasmussen.
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U.S. Term Limits: is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits on all elected officials, particularly on the U.S. Congress. Find out more at termlimits.org.
RMG Research: Long recognized as one of the world’s leading public opinion pollsters, Scott Rasmussen is committed to enhancing the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion.