State of the Senate– a Coleman surge?

A new NBC/Mason Dixon poll has Norm Coleman beating Al Franken by 6 points while Rasmussen shows him up by 4, on the heels of an apparently strong debate performance last Thursday. Another poll by Minnesota Public Radio has Franken up by 4, but polling for that started on October 24, and thus any surge by Coleman this week would be diluted. Of course, you can’t dismiss the potential strength of Obama’s coattails in Minnesota.

In other good news for Republicans, after looking competitive for awhile, it seems like Republicans Mitch McConnell and Saxby Chambliss are pulling away in Kentucky and Georgia, respectively.

But the public polls are still looking grim for John Sununu in New Hampshire, and Kay Hagan seems to be building a lead over Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina.