Poll: Obama Opens Up 10-Point Lead In Minnesota

President Barack Obama claims a comfortable lead in Minnesota, a new poll released Tuesday shows.

According to the latest poll from SurveyUSA, conducted on behalf of Twin Cities ABC affiliate KSTP-TV, Obama leads Romney among likely voters in Minnesota, 50 percent to 40 percent.  The 10-point gap represents breathing room for Obama, who held a 6-point lead in SurveyUSA’s previous poll of the North Star State in July.

Democrats have carried Minnesota in every presidential election cycle since 1972.  Obama picked up the state’s 10 electoral votes in 2008, defeating Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) by 10 points.  

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