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Bad News For Tim Pawlenty

Right now, he wouldn’t even carry his home state if he were the Republican nominee in 2012:

Minnesota voters have mixed feelings about Governor Tim Pawlenty these days, and just 38% say they’d vote him if he wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. That’s down four points from November.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state finds that 50% say they would not vote for Pawlenty if he’s the Republican nominee that year. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.

Not good. Even Walter Mondale managed to carry his home state.

By the way, here’s a nifty site that shows that there have only been three times in American history where a Presidential candidate has lost his home state, but won the election.

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