Romney Makes Gains, But Obama Still Leads Minnesota

Updated: 10/31/2012 8:36 PM KSTP.com By: Tom Hauser

Republican Mitt Romney has some momentum in Minnesota, but possibly not enough to overcome President Barack Obama's lead. 

According to our exclusive new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, Obama is at 50%, the same as two weeks ago.  Romney is up 3 points to 43%.  The margin of error is +-4.2%.

Steven Schier says Romney is making up some ground at a key time, but it might be coming too late in the race to matter.

"He's actually increased his support among women and men, but he is still behind the president," Schier says. "It's a competitive race, but right now you have to give the president the edge."

The poll was conducted from October 26-28 and includes 574 registered voters who are likely to vote.  The poll included 74% landline phone users and 26% on smartphones and tablets.

See the poll results and complete interactive crosstabs here.