Kennedy trailing in Minn. Senate poll

Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharWeek ahead: Crunch time for defense bill’s cyber reforms | Equifax under scrutiny Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 Consumers the big winners of Amazon-Whole Foods merger 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 Forbes KerryBringing the American election experience to Democratic Republic of the Congo Some Dems sizzle, others see their stock fall on road to 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (D-Mass.) and Vice President Al GoreAl GoreStop the loose talk about hurricanes and global warming Parties struggle with shifting coalitions OPINION | Midterms may provide Dems control — and chance to impeach 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.