At Issue: Oct. 11 — Latest KSTP/SurveyUSA polls show Biden, Smith favored to win in Minnesota

The race between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden hasn’t tightened much, our exclusive KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll shows. But one bright spot for Republicans: Jason Lewis has narrowed the gap between him and Democrat U.S. Sen. Tina Smith.

Meanwhile, the 1st Congressional District race is expected to be another close one as Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn looks to defend his first term against challenger Dan Feehan.

Our political analysts discuss all of that, plus the comparison between how Minnesotans view President Trump and Gov. Tim Walz’s handling of the pandemic.