Poll: Romney slashes Obama's lead in Minnesota - Bring Me The News

Poll: Romney slashes Obama's lead in Minnesota

Mitt Romney has halved President Barack Obama's lead in Minnesota, further evidence that the presumptive Republican nominee is outperforming expectations in the Upper Midwest. The president now leads Romney 46 to 40 percent, The Hill reports.
Author:
Publish date:

A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney is charging hard in Minnesota, cutting President Barack's Obama's lead in half, The Hill reports.

Obama's advantage is held primarily through a 2-1 edge among moderate voters and a 14-point lead among women, according to the poll released Monday by SurveyUSA and KSTP, The Hill says.

Romney voters are divided on which Republican Romney should pick as his running mate: 36 percent name former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Twenty-nine percent name Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, KSTP reports.

Elsewhere, there was good news for the president. A new Gallup poll suggests his job approval has steadily edged up in recent months and now significantly outpaces that of Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush — the two most recent incumbents to be denied a second term — although the president remains below the crucial 50 percent threshold, The Hill reports.

Next Up

Related

Romney narrows Obama's lead in Minnesota

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll among 800 likely Minnesota voters shows the presidential race for the state's 10 electoral votes is getting closer, with President Barack Obama drawing 47 percent to Romney's 44 percent. With just over a week before the election, the president's 3-point lead is within the poll's margin of error. In September, Obama held an 8-percentage point lead over his Republican challenger in the Minnesota Poll.

New poll: Obama bounces to 10-point lead in Minnesota

In July, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney had good news to celebrate in Minneosta: he'd cut President Obama's lead in half, according to one poll. But a new SurveyUSA/KSTP poll shows Obama is back on safe ground in the state. The poll surveyed voters Sept. 6-9, right after the Democratic National Convention.

Latest poll shows Obama maintaining a 7 percent lead in Minnesota

Republicans were encouraged by a weekend poll that showed challenger Mitt Romney had nearly pulled even with President Obama in Minnesota. But a KSTP Survey USA poll now shows the president with a 7 percent lead among likely voters surveyed. One analyst says Romney's made gains but they may have come too late.

Romney to launch TV ads in Minnesota

Republican Mitt Romney will begin running TV ads in Minnesota this weekend, with just over a week to go before the election, the Associated Press reports. Recent polls showed President Barack Obama with a solid lead in the state that has not voted for a Republican president since Richard Nixon in 1972.

Romney to visit Minnesota for fundraising

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to Minnesota for a fundraising appearance a few days before the Republican National Convention, MPR reports. Donors are being asked to give a minimum of $2,500 to attend an event at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach. Couples who give $50,000 can attend a private dinner at a private home in Shorewood.

Obama outraises Romney in Minnesota

Since April 2011, President Barack Obama has raised $2.2 million from donors in the state – less than 1 percent of the $255 million Obama's campaign has raised throughout the nation, according to recently filed reports. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised $401,000 in Minnesota during the same period of time. Romney has raised $120 million total nationally.