Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are separated by just 1 point in Minnesota, effectively making the race there a toss-up, according to polling taken for the conservative American Future Fund.
Romney takes 46 percent of the vote to Obama's 45 percent in the
poll, which was conducted by the GOP firm NMB Research and shared with
POLITICO. The Republican presidential nominee is up 13 points among
independents, ahead of Obama 49 percent to 36 percent.
They survey breaks with recent public data, which has shown Obama
maintaining a single-digit edge over Romney, but gives Republicans
reason to hope for an upset. Democrats aren't taking the state for
granted at this point, with Obama countering pro-Romney ads (including
AFF advertising) and deploying Bill Clinton to campaign there. (Continues)