There are two new 8th District polls this morning, and they paint vastly different pictures of the race.
A Public Policy Polling survey of 1,020 voters conducted for Huffington Post gave Nolan a 4 point lead over incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack. The poll, from a Democratic automated polling firm, has a 3.1 percent margin of error. Its partisan breakdown: 38 percent Democratic, 29 percent Republican, 33 percent independent.
On Monday, the Cravaack campaign released an internal poll showing Cravaack with a 10 point lead over Nolan, 50 percent to 40 percent. The poll surveyed 400 likely voters, carries a 4.9 percent margin of error, and includes 33 percent Democrats, 31 percent Republicans and 34 percent independents.
The 8th District race is by far the most expensive in Minnesota, and considered to be the tightest as well.
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