Obama way ahead of Romney in Minnesota, says new SurveyUSA poll [GRAPHIC]

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Minnesota is still solidly in Obama's corner, a new poll indicates.
Minnesota hasn't gone for a Republican candidate in a presidential election since 1972, when incumbent Richard Nixon edged Democrat George McGovern by five percentage points. Fear and loathing on the campaign trail, indeed.

After November, it looks like it'll be 40 years and counting since a GOP presidential candidate took Minnesota, as a new SurveyUSA poll shows Barack Obama with a commanding lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

A survey of 600 Minnesotans conducted May 9 and 10 shows Obama over Romney by a spread of 52 percent to 38 percent. The poll's margin of error is 4.4 percent. A late January poll showed Obama ahead of Romney 51 percent to 41 percent, so if anything he's slightly widened his lead since then.

In 2008, Obama defeated GOP nominee John McCain in Minnesota by a 54 to 44 margin, meaning it looks like the president is on track to enjoy a similarly comfortable margin in the Land of 10,000 Lakes this time around.

Courtesy of Talking Points Memo, here's a handy-dandy chart showing how the Obama/Romney race has evolved in Minnesota since late 2010:

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Dory Kahalé
Dory Kahalé

You folks comment on political stories as if you're the ones running for office.   Do you realize that no one cares what you think? 

Sparky
Sparky

Pot, meet Kettle......

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

The only Poll that matters is the one taken in November. But if this makes you Obama lovers happy, so be it. Guess you don't need to be worried.

8.1 % unemployed with real rate around 15% when including those that stopped lookinglowest number of workers in workforce since depression (88,000,000) fewer workersNot ONE NET NEW JOB since Obama has been in office. A first for a president (not good)

Just last night had fund raiser with equity firm founder that is twice as big as Bain.Wall Street gave the most money ever to Obama campaign in 2008 and still feeding the cool one. His top financial advisor stole 100's of millions from farmers (ex gov and leader of MF Global)

Allowing Predator Drones to illegally spy on Americans over our homes? Doesn't believe in "torture" so he kills innocent woman and children in Pakistan.

Worst President ever. Yes, even Carter created net new jobs.

During the worst unemployment situation since depression, Obama has allowed 5,000,000 "LEGAL" workers to enter US to work under various government visas?

Get your head out of your arse because his change is the destruction of America!

George
George

Ah, not 'way ahead' by any stretch of the journalistic imagination.....

Factor in the 'others' and 'undecided' and the 'difference' between President Obama and Mitt Romney is only slightly more than the stated margin of error in the poll.

Do your maths people.

6669
6669

I would vote for a feral cat over Mitt.

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Why? Obama was a carbon copy of Mitt until he conveniently changed his mind about gay marriage.

Ted Moody
Ted Moody

Phfft!  Anyone who thinks there is an Enchanted Invisible Guy Who Lives In The Sky is inherently disqualified to make decisions on my behalf. 

green23
green23

Also interesting, in terms of the SSM Amendment referendum, is Q4:"President Obama says that same-sex couples should be able to get married. Do you agree with the president? Or disagree?"

52% agree, 42% disagree.

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Interesting in that the poll preys on people's vulnerabilities and is very bias, yes.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

I have a good feeling you would say that about anything that doesn't agree with your narrative though...so I think you're just as bias, if not more.

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Ha. If a guy likes dicks, cool. If a gal likes vaginas, even cooler. I'm probably more liberal on social issues than you are. The difference is I have taught myself to be more open minded than you. You'll hopefully get it when you're older.

What
What

Obama will get one less vote from me.  As soon as he got into office its like someone clipped his balls.

sue
sue

Agreed. It just makes me sad to think that this will happen when anybody gets thrown into the government machine. All hopes of doing what you want are out the window because there are too many puppeteers running the show for real. 

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Pretty dumb poll to cite. After all, Ron Paul won MN.

green23
green23

 Santorum won the primary with 44.9%. The State Convention doesn't happen until this weekend. You are talking about District Conventions.

You probably don't realise this, but even if Paul wins the MN Delegation, that doesn't mean that *he gets on the ballot* in MN. Paul just abandoned his effort to compete in any remaining primaries, which isn't a good way to get the nomination.

Of course, in February, the same pollster showed Paul losing to Obama 48/37 -- which means that Paul wins, right?

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Santorum and Gingrich were in the race in Feb. It would mean that Paul gets the additional "anybody but Romney" votes. Completely different scenario equals completey different numbers.

webcelt
webcelt

You do get though that this is about the general election, right? If it's any comfort, it's just one poll. Though the fact this is the first public poll in three months while swing states get polled constantly suggests pollsters aren't finding a close enough race to cover closely.

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

It wouldn't be out of the question if Romney isn't the nominee. So yeah, it is a stupid, bias poll.

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

Aww, lil ludwig: would it be less crazy then if I asked you how an idiotic state senator with no real platform got elected over another idiot who at least had 20 plus years of nat'l political experience as well as serving in the military? Come on, man. Whose reality is stupid now?

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Really?  Obama was a crazy thing?You have a very stupid version of reality going on in your head, don't you?

effeminate dad
effeminate dad

I'm not holding my breath, but crazier things have happened...like Obama ever being elected in the first place.

green23
green23

tinyurl. com /c3n2rmt Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) said Monday in a surprise announcement that he will no longer be campaigning in states that have not yet held primary elections.

“Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process,” he explained in a campaign email. “Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have.”--------------------------------------

Let me explain this to you: Paul is incredibly far behind in terms of the delegate count, and *he's giving up* on trying to win any more states.

You wrote: "It wouldn't be out of the question if Romney isn't the nominee".

That's like a baseball team *leaving the stadium* in the seventh inning when they are behind by eight runs and saying that they could still win because the game isn't over.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland

And? This is like saying District 5 will support and overwhelmingly vote for anything with a D after it's name. Or is this Aaron's way of spinning the national numbers? 

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

...and how do the racists feel about this?Where are you guys?

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