Daily UpTake

Today TheUptake brings you live streaming from President Obama’s speech in Cleveland, a Governor’s debate tonight in St. Paul, and a Tea Party rally in rural Minnesota.

Today’s UpTake – Thurs Aug 5

All you need to know about politics today. Minnesota primary looms just 5 days away, campaigning heats up
Republican Tom Emmer told a Farmfest crowd that he voted for E20.  Not so says his DFL opponent Margaret Anderson Kelliher.  Who’s right? We sort it out here with the video clips and the real voting records.

Pawlenty “Not Concerned” About 3% Presidential Poll Number

Governor Tim Pawlenty says he is not concerned about his low presidential poll numbers in New Hampshire, which will hold the nation’s first presidential primary in 2010.  The poll from Public Policy Polling shows Governor Pawlenty with just a 3% among Republicans. In the poll, Mitt Romney leads the way with 31% to 14% for Newt Gingrich, 13% for Ron Paul, 12% for Mike Huckabee, 9% for Sarah Palin, 3% for Tim Pawlenty, and 1% for Mitch Daniels. Public Policy Polling notes:
-We get a lot of e-mail asking us to include Tim Pawlenty in all of our 2012 Presidential polling but his numbers here are a reminder of why we aren’t- yet. Pawlenty was at 3% in our New Hampshire polling in April and he’s still there. He’s getting a lot of attention in insider circles as he positions himself for a 2012 bid but it’s not translating to the general public enough yet for him to make a real dent in the polls.