Obama Surges in North Star State

Not long ago, Minnesota was moved to the “undecided column” by many pollsters. Well, in the words of the great Inspector Clouseau, “Nit Iny Meour”…..

In Minnesota, Barack Obama has opened an eight-point lead over John McCain.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Minnesota voters finds Obama attracting 52% of the vote while McCain earns 44% (Demographic Crosstabs available for Premium Members.)

Last month, Obama’s lead was down to four percentage points. Two months ago, the Democrat had a twelve point advantage.


Hat tip SZ


  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    September 30, 2008

    Actually, as much as I have been embarrassed to see Minnesota considered a tossup, it is better to have the polls close. Democrats don’t turn out in as great a force if it looks like a sweep. A closer race is better for the rest of the ticket (and bad for Norm Coleman and Michelle Bachmann.)

  2. #2 MarkusR
    September 30, 2008

    Wh is thi Obam fello?

  3. #3 James F
    September 30, 2008
  4. #4 Greg Laden
    September 30, 2008

    The first time I heard that joke about the dog, I FOMDL.