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Minnesota Poll: 0bama 47%, Romney 44%
Minnesota Star Tribune ^ | 10-28

Posted on 10/28/2012 4:16:30 AM PDT by Arthurio

As the presidential race tightens across the country, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found that it is narrowing here as well, with President Obama holding a 3-point lead and Republican Mitt Romney making gains in the state.

The poll shows Obama with support from 47 percent of likely voters and Romney earning backing from 44 percent -- a lead within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

Last month, Obama had an 8-percentage point advantage in the Minnesota Poll. Romney has apparently cut into the Democrat's advantage among women since then and picked up support from Minnesotans who were previously undecided or said they would vote for a third-party candidate.

(Excerpt) Read more at startribune.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; mn2012; poll; polls; romney; romney2012
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1 posted on 10/28/2012 4:16:32 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Haha, this kind of backs up the Rasmussen poll from earlier this week which had Obama only up by 5.


2 posted on 10/28/2012 4:17:54 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: Arthurio
Obama is pushing early voting because his lies are about to be exposed.

His approval numbers are dropping like a rock.

3 posted on 10/28/2012 4:18:40 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Admin Moderator

Headline should be changed to reflect that Romney’s number is 44%, not 43%. Thank you.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 4:18:53 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

What’s the Democrat oversample they had to do to get this result? 20?


5 posted on 10/28/2012 4:19:55 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Arthurio

Most important number: Obama at 47%.


6 posted on 10/28/2012 4:21:59 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Arthurio

An incumbent whose numbers are below 50% is in deep trouble.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 4:29:31 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: Arthurio

MN turning purple?

O’s numbers must be falling on hard times if he can’t crack 50% in a traditionally Blue State.

Romney may want make a push here.... if only to force Obama to spend time and money to keep MN in his column.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 4:40:16 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Arthurio

Dick Morris is starting to look like a polling maven.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 5:01:21 AM PDT by Kahuna
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To: COBOL2Java
What’s the Democrat oversample they had to do to get this result? 20?

From the article:  In this survey, 38 percent of respondents identified themselves as Democrat, 33 percent Republican and 29 percent independent or other.  The poll results show a 3% lead for Romney because the sample was 5% over sampled for Democrats.

10 posted on 10/28/2012 5:03:20 AM PDT by expat_panama
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I think that’s way too high... even with 1+ or 2+ Democratic turnout in MN, Romney is probably well ahead. NO GOP presidential candidate has carried the state since 1972.

And if the only way Obama is ahead there is by unrealistically exaggerating Democratic turnout, he’ll lose. Don’t write off MN.

It could be the upset surprise of the 2012 election!


11 posted on 10/28/2012 5:09:01 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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12 posted on 10/28/2012 5:17:15 AM PDT by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belusi ---- ----)
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To: Arthurio
Minneapolis Star Tribune= pravda on the Missisippi.

CC

13 posted on 10/28/2012 5:47:44 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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To: Arthurio
Reich tweets 73% of Republicans are "racist, homophobic" and more

Looks like the Liberals are getty loony with the thought of Mitt Romney getting so close to winning November 6th. Here's what former Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton, Robert Reich, tweeted Saturday afternoon at 4:24 PM:

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/10/reich-tweets-73-of-republicans-are-racist-homophobic-and-more.html

14 posted on 10/28/2012 5:55:25 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Arthurio

Hope it continues to narrow. Would love to see MN turn bright republic red! :)


15 posted on 10/28/2012 6:00:58 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Arthurio; LS; Ravi; tatown; nhwingut; ConservativeGuy; InterceptPoint; HamiltonJay; SoFloFreeper; ..

This is fantastic news


16 posted on 10/28/2012 6:13:45 AM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

I get around the twin cities a bit more than the average joe. On Friday I counted a total of two oblame-o yard signs in St Paul. None in my neighborhood. Last time they were everywhere.


17 posted on 10/28/2012 6:17:44 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Arthurio

Good Lord! Obama at 47% in Minnesota!! If this is true, Romney may sweep the entire upper midwest!


18 posted on 10/28/2012 6:22:30 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Arthurio

My staunch Dem, Minnesota lawyer step-daughter is not fond of Obama. Ditto for her husband who would vote for a Republican but doesn’t like Romney. My all-pubbies-are-evil step-daughter will vote for Obama but reluctantly. Which means there’s a lot of disillusioned Dems in Minny who might stay home on Nov. 6.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 6:28:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: cotton1706

I expect that. Michigan should turn red. Other states considered forever blue by the lamestream media will turn red, e.g., NM, Oregon. Ozero’s approval numbers starting to nosedive.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 6:30:00 AM PDT by Combat_Liberalism
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