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Poll shows Obama leads in Minnesota, Klobuchar up big and marriage amendment with strong support

A Survey USA poll reported Sunday by KSTP News shows President Obama 6 points ahead.

A Survey USA poll reported Sunday by KSTP News shows President Obama with a 6-point lead in Minnesota over Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

On virtually every national analysis of the November election, Minnesota is considered a blue state.

The survey also shows DFL U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar with a large lead over GOP challenger Kurt Bills.

And on the marriage amendment, which would put a ban on already-illegal gay marriages, in the state constitution  the survey says 52 percent are in favor, with 37 saying they’ll vote against it.

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Asked about the most important issue when voting for president or senator,  health care and job creation were the top choices, both named by 31 percent of respondents.

And the story says:

Importantly: those who say health care is most important split evenly between Obama and Romney. Those who say job creation is most important split evenly between Obama and Romney. Neither candidate has an advantage on these issues in Minnesota.”

The survey contacted about 550 likely voters, with a margin of error of about 4 percent.

Pollsters also asked how the public subsidy provided to the Vikings for a new stadium will affect their votes:

The Minnesota Legislature passed a Vikings stadium bill in May. If a lawmaker voted in favor of the Vikings stadium would that make you more likely to vote for him in November? Less likely? Or would it make no difference?  

23% More Likely
33% Less Likely
42% No Difference
2% Not Sure.