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Poll: Obama Lead Narrow Over Romney In MN

October 29, 2012, 6:32 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Poll: Obama Lead Narrow Over Romney In MN
LUVERNE, MN -

Two KELOLAND states could be "in play" on Election Day. For months, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have crisscrossed Iowa stumping for voters attention.

Now there's news the race in reliably blue Minnesota is tightening up. The last time Minnesota voted Republican was 1972. According to the latest Minneapolis Star-Tribune Minnesota poll, President Obama is holding on to a tight three-point lead over Romney. The lead is well within the poll margin of error.

Southwest Minnesota traditionally votes more conservatively than other parts of the state, like the Twin Cities. We went to Luverne to talk with voters and see if that's true this time around.

“It's all Republican down here,” staunch Obama supporter Barb Gits said.  “But I want to say to them, when you're 60 to 65 are you going to collect Social Security? Are you going to have Medicare?”

Gits may be the minority in southwest Minnesota, fitting instead into Minnesota's more liberal demographic even if polls point to that majority shrinking.

“I'm definitely going to vote. I'm just not sure for whom yet,” Dave Pace said.

Undecided voters like Pace could swing the state red for the first time since Minnesotans helped send Richard Nixon to the White House.

“I just want to see change, no matter who's in office, toward a better direction than we've been going,” Pace said.

“They can't get along. They can't pass a thing, or do anything for the country,” Janice Busse said while expressing frustration with both parties.

Regardless of partisanship that's what people we asked want: an administration and a Congress that get things done without arguing them to death.

And for those who walk these streets with an opinion, at least one person in the minority won’t try and change the undecided voters’ minds.

“I think he has done a good job,” Gits said. “[But] I don't talk about politics or religion.”

The latest poll was taken entirely after the final presidential debate.  Obama overwhelmingly took the state four years ago, winning 54 percent over Senator John McCain's 44 percent.

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