Minnesota poll update: D.J. Tice

Minnesota poll update: D.J. Tice of the St. Paul Pioneer Press has pointed out to me what is perhaps the most notable element of Dane Smith’s story on the poll subjects’ evaluation of the Minnesota gubernatorial candidates debate last night. (The story is posted below.) D.J. notes that “a major result of [the poll group’s evaluation of the debate]–maybe THE major result –is that Penny did very badly in [the] sample, with his support cut in half. Since he is really in the hunt, this trend, if representative of debate viewers generally, could really matter.” Incidentally, in what strikes me as a genuinely fair editorial, the Pioneer Press endorsed Republican candidate Tim Pawlenty for governor this past Sunday. The editorial is “Pawlenty is best eqipped to lead in tough times.”