Trump and Biden virtually tied in Minnesota, new Emerson poll shows

The poll indicates that 50.6% of Minnesotans disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president, while 38.2% approve.

A new poll from Emerson College Polling and The Hill has former President Donald Trump essentially tied with President Joe Biden in Minnesota. (Left: Shutterstock; Right: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

A new poll from Emerson College Polling and The Hill has former President Donald Trump essentially tied with President Joe Biden in Minnesota. Additionally, the poll indicates that a majority of Minnesotans do not approve of the job Biden is doing as president.

Conducted between June 13-18, the poll asked hundreds of registered voters about their thoughts on a variety of topics.

In the presidential race, Minnesotans expressed a slight preference for Biden (45.2% to 44.9%) when asked to choose between Trump, Biden, and “Undecided.” When the race included other candidates, such as Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Trump polled ahead of Biden (41.6% to 40.9%).

Additionally, the poll indicates that 50.6% of Minnesotans disapprove of the job Biden is doing as president, while 38.2% approve.

Meanwhile, the race for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota shows Democratic incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar with a substantial lead. In a race featuring Klobuchar and Republican Joe Fraser, Klobuchar maintained a lead of exactly 10 points. When the race features Republican Royce White instead of Fraser, Klobuchar’s lead grew to just over 11 points.

While Klobuchar’s advantage is significant, the senator’s double-digit lead is far below the margins of her previous elections. Across her three elections for U.S. Senate, Klobuchar won by roughly 20 points, 35 points, and 24 points.

The Hill/Emerson poll also asked Minnesotans about their thoughts on Gov. Tim Walz. When asked about the job Walz is doing as governor, Minnesotans expressed slight approval for the governor (44.7% approve, 42.3% disapprove).

Of the Minnesotans who offered responses for The Hill/Emerson poll, 48.4% said they voted for Biden in 2020, while 41.4% said they voted for Trump in 2020.

In other Minnesota elections, a recent KSTP/SurveyUSA poll found that Democrats have a slight lead over Republicans in the race for the Minnesota House of Representatives. Polling 626 “likely November voters” between June 12-16, the poll found that 47% of Minnesotans were generally more inclined to support Democrats in Minnesota House elections, while 45% were generally more inclined to support Republicans.

This result is a departure from previously KSTP/SurveyUSA polls which found Republicans with an advantage in the race for the chamber.

 

Luke Sprinkel

Luke Sprinkel previously worked as a Legislative Assistant at the Minnesota House of Representatives. He grew up as a Missionary Kid (MK) living in England, Thailand, Tanzania, and the Middle East. Luke graduated from Regent University in 2018.