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.
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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.

The most recent survey shows the number of independents supporting Obama has grown to 43 percent, with about 13 percent still undecided, the newspaper notes.

Click here, for a complete breakdown of the Oct. 23-25 Minnesota Poll results.

A Rasmussen Reports survey found Obama's lead in the state was 51 percent to 46 percent, the Pioneer Press reports.

Romney began running television spots in Minnesota this weekend, however Obama has no such plans.

Minnesota has not voted for a Republican president since Richard Nixon in 1972. Here’s a look at how Minnesota has voted for president since 1860.

Both presidential candidates will be in Wisconsin later this week.

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