(Update) Minnesota Political News Briefs: Final polling data on statewide racesMinnesota News
- KSTP/Survey USA has put out its final Minnesota statewide poll before election day which addresses several different races.
(Undated) -- The latest poll shows the marriage amendment defeated by a razor-thin margin in Minnesota, but results are well within the margin of error. The SurveyUSA/KSTP poll finds 48 percent against amendment and 47 percent in support, the first time in that survey that "no" votes have a higher percentage. A Public Policy polling survey released Saturday also shows the marriage amendment defeated, although by a somewhat larger margin. Advocates on both sides of the issue are using the last hours before Tuesday's election to get out the vote.
ST. PAUL - KSTP/Survey USA has put out its final Minnesota statewide poll before election day which addresses several different races.
The latest SurveyUSA/KSTP poll shows a dead heat on the voter photo-ID amendment, with 48 percent saying "yes," 48 percent "no" and five percent undecided. Meanwhile Barack Obama has widened his lead in Minnesota, with the poll showing the president with 52 percent to Republican challenger Mitt Romney's 41 percent. The survey also finds Democratic incumbent U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar overwhelmingly defeating Republican challenger Kurt Bills, 60 percent to 30.
One of the sons of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is campaigning in Minnesota on the eve of Election Day. Josh Romney is speaking to supporters over the noon hour at a business in Plymouth. Last night, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan rallied ten thousand GOP faithful at MSP Airport while former President Bill Clinton fired up Obama supporters and Democrats at Saint Cloud State University.
Both Bill Clinton and Paul Ryan made campaign stops in Minnesota yesterday.
A estimated 10,000 people showed up at Minneapolis-St. Paul International in Bloomington on Sunday in support of the GOP presidential campaign. Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan spoke at the airport rally. Former President Bill Clinton was in St. Cloud Sunday making one last pitch of support for President Barrack Obama and other Democratic candidates in Minnesota, including Jim Graves. Graves is running against 6th District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Before Clinton took the stage, Graves looked back on Clinton's years in the White House saying Clinton taught us if we come together we can get great things accomplished. It was Clinton's second visit to Minnesota in less than a week. Recent polls show Bachmann leading Graves by between six and nine percentage points.
Before you head out to vote tomorrow you might want to double-check where you're going. Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie says because of redistricting, many voters have new polling places. Ritchie recommends calling your county elections office for information. You can also go online to MNvotes.org and put in your address to find your polling location as well as a sample ballot.
Citizens in Rochester will be voting on the reauthorization of the city's half-cent sales tax at polls tomorrow. The revenues would be used for capital projects such as a new police/fire precinct, renovations to the 1974 recreation center, transportation improvements and an expansion of the U of M campus. Rochester welcomes about two-point-seven-million visitors each year. Williams says there is tea party and public opposition to the ballot measure. The city's half-cent sales tax was renewed in 1992, 1998 and 2005.