Poll: Obama, Klobuchar maintain Minnesota leads

President Barack Obama has a 10 point lead over Mitt Romney in Minnesota and U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has a 26-point edge over her opponent, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.

Obama’s approval rating is 53 percent, to Romney’s 42 percent favorability figure, according to PPP. Sixty-four percent of poll respondents said Romney won last week’s presidential debate (including about 40 percent of those who identify has liberals).

The presidential race has tightened some, nationally and in swing states, since the debate, but Obama’s lead in Minnesota is actually larger than the 7-point advantage PPP gave him in mid-September.

Klobuchar leads state Sen. Kurt Bills 57 percent to 31 percent in their U.S. Senate contest. The 26-point lead is in the ballpark of the two most recent public polls of the race: a 29-point lead found by the Star Tribune last month, and a 19-point lead from Survey USA in early September. Klobuchar’s approval rating is 59 percent — “She’s one of the most popular Senators in the country,” according to PPP.

Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, surveyed 937 likely Minnesota voters between Oct. 5 and 8. Thirty-eight percent of respondents identified as Democrats, 29 percent as Republicans and 32 percent as independents.

Devin Henry can be reached at dhenry@minnpost.com

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by John Peschken on 10/09/2012 - 01:43 pm.


    “a Democratic firm”

    I hereby ignore this poll just like I would ignore one from a Republican firm. Consider the source.

  2. Submitted by Michael Cavlan on 10/11/2012 - 08:19 am.

    John- Agreed

    John Peshken- I agree. It also does not say a lot to the lack of journalistic ethics and integrity of Minn Post with this article.

    They KNOW that there is a certain US Senate candidate that is doing well. They are trying to make that candidate invisible. They are failing.

    Michael Cavlan RN
    Candidate US Senate 2012
    Minnesota Open Progressives

    Because A Sick System Needs A Nurse In The Senate

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