Poll: Minnesota presidential race tightening

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Oct 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) With Election Day over a week away, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows the presidential race is tightening in the state, with President Barack Obama holding just a slight edge over his Republican rival Mitt Romney.

The poll published Sunday in the Star Tribune shows Obama with a 3-point lead over Romney - within the margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The poll shows Obama has support from 47 percent of likely voters, while Romney has support from 44 percent. A Minnesota Poll last month showed Obama had an 8-percentage point advantage. Since then, Romney has gained more support from women and from undecided voters or those who would lean toward a third-party candidate, while more independent voters have leaned toward Obama in the last month.

The poll surveyed 800 likely Minnesota voters by phone between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25.

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