Poll: Walz leads Demmer by nine

WASHINGTON — Democratic incumbent Tim Walz has increased his lead in the 1st District to nine points over GOP challenger Randy Demmer, a new ABC 6 News/SurveyUSA poll shows.

Walz leads Demmer 50-41 in the survey, which polled 800 registered voters from October 22-26. All other candidates polled at or four percent or less with four percent undecided and a margin of error of 4.2 percent.

It’s an increase of four points from a previous SurveyUSA poll two weeks ago, when Walz led 47-42.

Interestingly, Walz is vastly out-running DFL gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton, who barely leads Tom Emmer in the 1st, 42-41, with Tom Horner on 13 percent.

Full polling results are here.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Bob Sebo on 10/28/2010 - 05:52 pm.

    That Walz and Emmer are polling differently in the first district I think is not surprising, at all. Party democrats who would have preferred to vote for the speaker will vote for Dayton…but Dayton kind of freaks out some self-described moderates. Emmer has the conservative base firmly on his side…but apparently little else.

    Walz is endorsed by the NRA and the VFW. It’s hard to paint him as a bleeding heart liberal.

  2. Submitted by rolf westgard on 10/30/2010 - 09:51 am.

    Walz is also a very solid person who doesn’t scare people like some candidates. The more you get to know him, the more you like him. I think he has grown on the people in his district.

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