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.