To quote the Democratic nominee himself: Come on, man. I’ve always been a little skeptical about Donald Trump’s prospects in Minnesota, despite the campaign’s optimism over its 2016 close call. That was a product of Hillary Clinton’s GOTV failure, not from any additional turnout for Republicans. Plus, the GOP hasn’t won statewide for any office in fourteen years.
However, the gap in the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll here is ridiculous. Joe Biden’s likely leading here because Minnesota’s a blue state, but not by sixteen points:
Former vice president Joe Biden holds a wide lead over President Trump in Minnesota, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, with voters in the battleground state expressing greater faith in Biden than Trump to handle issues of racial equality, crime and violence at political protests.
The poll finds that Biden leads 57 percent to 41 percent among Minnesota likely voters, a 16-point margin that contrasts with Biden’s slight six-point edge in a Post-ABC poll conducted in Wisconsin over the same period.