Boom! Minnesota Thrown Into Toss-up Status

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are separated by just one point in the latest poll from Minnesota. Romney is up 13 points among Independents.
Politico reported:

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are separated by just 1 point in Minnesota, effectively making the race there a toss-up, according to polling taken for the conservative American Future Fund.

Romney takes 46 percent of the vote to Obama’s 45 percent in the poll, which was conducted by the GOP firm NMB Research and shared with POLITICO. The Republican presidential nominee is up 13 points among independents, ahead of Obama 49 percent to 36 percent.

They survey breaks with recent public data, which has shown Obama maintaining a single-digit edge over Romney, but gives Republicans reason to hope for an upset. Democrats aren’t taking the state for granted at this point, with Obama countering pro-Romney ads (including AFF advertising) and deploying Bill Clinton to campaign there.

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  • I still think Morris will be right! Landslide!

  • George

    Do not “hope”, just VOTE!!

  • Oliver

    OT: BREAKING: NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station, Advocates for President Obama
    very disturbing story:

  • Ghost

    Minesota’s got alotta makin’ up to do

  • Militant Conservative

    Now I smell blood in the water.

    Soon there will be weeping and gnashing of MSM teeth.


  • Glenn

    If the poll is accurate,then Obama has lost Iowa and Wisconsin. Minnesota is more democrat than those states.

  • Miss Peach

    I think Minnesota will still go to Obama but it will be close. The one thing I can see that could hurt the Republicans is that there are some Independents that are Ron Paul supporters and will cast their vote for him. One thing I do not see this year like I saw in 2008 are Obama/Biden yard signs and bumper stickers. Maybe my fellow Minnesotans have finally come to their senses. I can only hope ! Romney/Ryan 2012 !

  • Stacy

    I don’t think Minnesota will ultimately go for Romney. Why? 16% of the entire state population is now made up of Somali immigrants, and they will do for Obama what Muslims did for Francois Hollande in France. I hope the Romney crowd have taken this into account.

  • Glenn

    Don’t tell it to Nate Silver.

  • Miss Peach

    # 9…Stacy…That is true. Keith Ellison has made sure thousands of Somalis are let into Minnesota to take advantage of our generous welfare system and free benefits, much to the dismay of the hard working, tax paying Minnesotans. Seriously, in the 2008 election, they had Acorn workers stationed at the polling booths who were supposed to be interpreters for the Somali people who came to vote. They were caught telling the Somalians, many of whom did not understand English that they had to vote for Obama and if they voted for Obama, then all their votes had to be straight down the line for Democrats. That is why the Voter ID ammendment will pass with flying colors in Minnesota. We are sick and tired of the voter fraud that is very much alive. Franken never should have won and we all know that ! Keith Ellison has to be the next to go.

  • Stella Baskomb

    Response to Romney speech in Englewood Colorado tonight- a few moments ago: “USA! USA!”

    I thank that’s a sign that the Romney campaign has moved beyond – and far above – the cheap, ad-hominem partisanship of Democrats.

    Romney is now succeeding on a higher level – “Don’t vote for revenge – vote for love of country”.

    I mean, Wow.

    This will be impossible for the Dems to refute and they don’t have time to counter it. If the Englewood sentiment reflects Colorado – then it means Colorado is a Romney win. And if it reflects national sentiment – then it means the national election is all but over.

  • valerie

    #4 November 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    Oliver commented:

    In Houston??? That won’t go over well, if the news gets out.

  • Redwine

    Something is happening out here on the Eastside suburbs of Seattle. In Bellevue, I saw lots of Romney/Ryan home lawn signs and tons of signs for the GOP gubernatorial candidate, Rob McKenna, and only one Barry lawn sign in a public roadside area. (Bellevue also elected a GOP mayor in the last go round.) That’s in blue King County. Seattle may be a lost cause, but the difference is palpable here.

  • Art Ewing

    Wasn’t Minn. the state where Al Frankin stole the election?

  • John H Dorge

    Good lord this place is going to be hilarious on Wednesday.

  • valerie

    #16 November 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    John H Dorge commented:

    I was here in 2010. Where were you?

  • John H Dorge

    #17 November 3, 2012 at 9:13 pm
    valerie commented:

    Shopping? At the movies? I don’t really remember – but I was obviously fully aware that the Democrats were going to lose big during the mid-terms.

    And I was aware of this because, wherever I was at the time, it was located somewhere within reality. Hope to see you there soon!

  • Big Red

    They’ve got Obama trying to put out brush fires. Not a good sign for an incumbent.

  • NC Mountain Girl

    The Twin Cities and the Twin Cities’ suburbs will cancel each other out. The place to watch is the Arrowhead- Duluth and the Iron Range. It’s blue collar Democrat and while a few of them are close to communists with their class warfare rhetoric a lot of the others know the urban environmentalists who have Obama’s ear are not their friends. There are plan for open pit copper mines if they can get all the necessary government approvals. Whose administration is more likely to want to see such mines open? The Duluth newspapers endorsed Romney.

    In the late 1970s the Iron Range Democrats rebelled and the Minnesota DFL -the Democrat party in Minnesotaspeak- learned to stay away from radical environmentalists if they wanted to win statewide elections. That lesson has been lost. Obama’s reelection campaign may revive it.

  • Fionnagh

    #16 Uh, no. The correct word would be “giddy.”

  • John H Dorge


    Awww – you all are giddy every day!

    adjective \ˈgi-dē\
    Definition of GIDDY
    a : dizzy
    b : causing dizziness
    c : whirling rapidly

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  • squeaky

    #4 November 3, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    Oliver commented:

    to go along with the justice bros i presume.