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USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 7 points in battleground Minnesota

Added 09-25-20 01:04:03pm EST - “Both Trump and Biden have taken their campaigns to the Gopher State to battle for working-class voters.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “USA TODAY/Suffolk Poll: Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 7 points in battleground Minnesota”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON – Just weeks before Election Day, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading President Donald Trump by seven points in the battleground state of Minnesota, according to a new USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll.

The poll released Friday shows 47% of likely voters support Biden, while 40% support Trump in a state that has been reliably held by Democrats since 1972 but where the president is hoping to compete. Another 6% of respondents were undecided.

Minnesotans chose Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 by a 1.5% margin over Trump, who has campaigned several times this cycle in the Gopher State. Both Trump and Biden have taken their campaigns there to battle for working-class voters as early voting began earlier this month.

Likely voters have a more favorable view of Biden, according to the poll. Forty-seven percent said they view Biden favorably, while 42% view him unfavorably. That's compared to Trump, who is underwater and viewed favorably by 41% and unfavorably by 53% of respondents. 

The USA TODAY/Suffolk poll surveyed a total of 500 likely voters via cell phone and landlines between Sept. 20 and Sept. 24. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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