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Is Minnesota a battleground again?

A new SurveyUSA poll is the first to show the presidential race within single digits in Minnesota, with President Obama just six points ahead. Minnesota now ranks 11th on New York Times election blog FiveThirtyEight's list of tipping point states — putting it somewhere on the border between those states that the campaigns clearly need to attend to and those that might fall into the “optional” category.
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Minnesota might be in play again in the 2012 race for the White House, New York Times election blog FiveThirtyEight reports.

Mitt Romney has slashed President Obama's lead from about 14 points to just 6, a SurveyUSA and KSTP poll shows.

That means Minnesota is more of a battleground state, FiveThirtyEight says. It lists Minnesota 11th on its battleground list. The Obama and Romney campaigns must now make tough decisions about how much to invest in Minnesota.

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