Kennedy trailing in Minn. Senate poll

Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDem senator: Trump acting like he's still on ‘The Apprentice’ The next battle in the fight against human trafficking Dems see huge field emerging to take on Trump MORE, the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor county attorney running for the Senate, leads Rep. Mark Kennedy (R-Minn.) by two percentage points, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released yesterday.

While Sen. John KerryJohn KerrySenators who have felt McCain's wrath talk of their respect for him Dems see huge field emerging to take on Trump Budowsky: Dems need council of war MORE (D-Mass.) and Vice President Al GoreAl GoreOvernight Energy: Exxon sues feds over M fine | Deputy Interior pick advances | Oil concerns hold up Russia sanctions push Gore: Progressive ideas 'gaining ground' among Democrats Gore: Trump prompting 'biggest upsurge' of climate activism ever MORE narrowly won Minnesota in 2004 and 2000, the state has trended Republican in statewide elections. Sen. Norm Coleman (R) and Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) won in 2002.

But Democrats are confident that they can hold onto Democrat Sen. Mark Dayton’s seat. He is retiring after one term in the upper chamber.

Klobuchar still has to win the primary against Democrat Ford Bell. The poll showed that Klobuchar draws more support from Democrats than Bell, who lags behind Kennedy by 11 points, 44 to 33 percent.