SurveyUSA/KSTP: Obama Gets Minnesota 'Bounce,' Now Up 10
President Barack Obama has opened up a double-digit lead in Minnesota, according to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll.
Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney 50 percent to 40 percent with 10 percent undecided or supporting another candidate.
The survey was conducted Sept. 6 to 9 and has a margin of error of +/-4.3 percent. It should be noted the polling began on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and continued through the weekend. Obama received a lot of positive coverage during the convention, but it was tempered by another discouraging jobs report over the weekend.
The timing of the poll might account for Obama's 4-point boost from our previous poll in July when he lead Romney 46 percent to 40 percent. Most of Obama's lead is attributed to a huge advantage among female voters where he has a 17-point lead, three points higher than July. Obama now also leads among independents 43 percent to 40 percent, erasing a 4-point Romney lead in July.
Obama leads in all regions of the state except for southern Minnesota where Romney has a 47 percent to 39 percent lead. Obama leads in the Twin Cities metro area 52 percent to 39 percent.