he presidential race tightened considerably in Minnesota over the last month, with Republican John McCain erasing a once-commanding lead by Democrat Barack Obama in Minnesota according to an independent poll released Thursday. Republican Norm Coleman remained far ahead of DFLer Al Franken in the Senate race.
The poll of likely Minnesota voters conducted by Quinnipiac University has Obama up 46 to 44. It’s within the survey’s margin of sampling error, meaning the race is considered about even. Last month, the same pollsters put Obama 17-percentage points ahead of McCain.