Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden has taken a strong lead over President Donald Trump in Minnesota, according to the latest poll from The Washington Post and ABC News released on Wednesday.
The poll surveyed registered voters and likely voters in Wisconsin and Minnesota, finding that although the race remains close in Wisconsin, Biden has pulled ahead in Minnesota.
- 40% of Minnesota registered voters back Trump.
- 41% of Minnesota likely voters back Trump.
- 57% of Minnesota registered voters support Biden.
- 57% of Minnesota likely voters support Biden.
Most voters also rated Biden as more trustworthy on the coronavirus pandemic, 58% to Trump’s 36% in Minnesota and 49% Biden to 42% Trump in Wisconsin.
ABC notes that going forward, “Preferences can change. In ABC News/Washington Post national polling in 2016, a 12-point lead for [then-Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary Clinton on Oct. 22, 17 days before the election, contracted to Trump +1 eight days later, as GOP voters set aside the issue of Trump's lewd comments on the Access Hollywood tape and returned to his ranks. A week before the election it was Clinton +2, and ultimately Clinton won the popular vote by 2 points, while Trump won the Electoral College with key victories in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Florida.”
The Post/ABC poll was conducted by Langer Research Associates by phone from September 8-13, 2020, with 705 registered voters in Minnesota, including 615 likely voters. The margins of error are +/- 4 percentage points in Minnesota for registered voters, +/-4.5 percentage points for likely voters.
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