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HHH / MPR News Poll – Obama Propelled by Financial Crisis and VP Debate

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From the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance press release:

“According to two Minnesota Public Radio News and Humphrey Institute polls of likely Minnesota voters, the extraordinary financial crisis and the resulting congressional response along with the Vice Presidential debate propelled the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from a narrow 4 point lead (47 percent to 43 percent) to a 14 point advantage over Senator John McCain (54 percent to 40 percent).

Despite Obama’s lead, the race remains fluid. Twelve percent of likely voters indicate that they may change their minds; among the larger group of 19 percent who are up for grabs, there appears to be receptivity to McCain.

The surveys were conducted of 346 likely voters between September 29, 2008 and October 1, 2008, and 418 likely voters between October 3rd and October 5th. The margin of error is +/-5.3 percentage points and 4.8 points, respectively. For smaller subgroups the margin of sampling error is larger.?


The full report can be found here.

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