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Minnesota: Kerry 47% Bush 47%

Monday, October 18, 2004

In Minnesota, the race for the White House remains a tie. The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows both Senator Kerry and President Bush earning 47% of the vote in this Battleground State.

Our previous two releases, issued September 26 and September 5, both found the race tied at 46%. Four years ago, Al Gore won Minnesota with a narrow two-point margin of victory over George W. Bush.

As a result, Minnesota remains in the "Toss-Up" column for our Electoral College projections. Prior to the Republican Convention, the state had been leaning in Senator Kerry's direction. For much of the past two weeks, our daily Tracking Poll for Minnesota also found the Democrat with modest leads over the past few weeks, but never by enough to move the state out of Toss-Up status.


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