Poll shows Dayton leading Emmer

DFL candidate Mark Dayton leads GOP candidate Tom Emmer among likely voters in the Minnesota gubernatorial race according to a new Star Tribune poll, the paper reports.

In the poll, Dayton comes ahead of Emmer with 39 to 30 percent, while Independence Party candidate Tom Horner comes in with 18 percent, according to the Star Tribune.

The telephone poll was conducted among 949 likely voters, and little seems to have changed sincea previous poll conducted in July, according to the Star Tribune. The paper also reports candidate spokespeople for the candidates express the knowledge that there are still five weeks until the vote, and they are prepared to keep working hard.

Tom Horner, who is now at 18 percent compared to the 12 percent he had in the paper's last poll, goes along with the pattern of third-party candidates gaining ground in other gubernatorial races, according to the Pioneer Press.

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