A new Emerson College poll found that former President Donald Trump trails President Joe Biden by two points in Minnesota in a potential general election matchup.
According to a press release, 40% of survey respondents support Biden while 38% support Trump. Another 14% have a different preference and 8% are undecided.
A majority of Trump supporters, 58%, said they can’t think of “anything Trump could do or say” that would make them change their minds.
The poll found Minnesotans have split views of Gov. Tim Walz. Thirty-nine percent of respondents said they approve of Walz’s performance, 38% said they disapprove, and 23% are neutral.
President Biden’s approval rating among Minnesotans is significantly worse, with just 29% of respondents approving compared to 51% who disapprove.
“Similar to Michigan, the governor is about ten points more favorable than the president. In Minnesota, the president’s disapproval rating is 13 points higher among men than among women, 45% of women disapprove of the job Biden is doing compared to 58% of men who say the same,” said Spencer Kimball, executive director of Emerson College Polling.
“Thirty-one percent of those with high school or vocational degrees or less approve of Walz, which improves to 49% among those with college degrees, and 57% of those with postgraduate degrees,” he added.
The poll was conducted Oct. 1-4 with a sample size of 515 residents (477 registered voters) and a margin of error of +/- 4.4 percentage points.
Trump lost Minnesota by just 1.5% in the 2016 election to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. However, President Biden easily won the state by more than 7% in 2020.