An internal poll released this week by Republican Senate candidate Jason Lewis’ campaign has him and President Donald Trump statistically tied with their opponents in Minnesota.
With a margin of error of just over 4%, the poll has Lewis at 41% and Sen. Tina Smith at 43%. The two-point deficit is a significant improvement for Lewis, who was down by 11 points in the same poll in May.
According to the poll, 10% of voters are still undecided in the Senate race, compared to just 4% who are undecided in the presidential contest.
“This latest polling is further proof of what I’ve been seeing on the ground for over a year now: Minnesota is a toss-up state — not just in the race for the White House, but in my race to defeat Sen. Tina Smith. Minnesotans are increasingly disenfranchised from the radical Democrat Party, their refusal to condemn lawlessness, their bad trade deals, higher taxes, and their affinity for never-ending economic lockdowns,” Lewis said in a statement.
“It’s been 18 years since we sent a Republican to the Senate, and 48 years since we gave our electoral votes to the Republican candidate for President. But the ‘times they are a changin’ and this poll shows Minnesotans are ready to make a change,” he added.
President Trump has cut Joe Biden’s eight-point lead down to three points, within the poll’s margin of error, and leads 56% to 37% in the outer metro counties. The candidates are tied at 40% among Independents, who tend to prefer a Republican candidate, the poll states.
“This poll mirrors recent public polling and comes on the heels of visits by the president and vice president to the state, both of whom have enthusiastically endorsed my candidacy,” Lewis said. “Democrats’ decades-long grip on our state is weakening, and Minnesotans are rejecting the far-left agenda of Tina Smith and Joe Biden.”