May 21, 2024

Blue Minnesota in Play for Donald Trump

Minnesota is in play for former President Donald Trump, a Tuesday KSTP/Survey USA ballot revealed.

For months, Trump has previewed his intention for an aggressive expansion of the electoral map forward of the presidential election, making a play for historically blue states, equivalent to New York, New Jersey, Virginia, New Mexico, and Minnesota.

America noticed that effort firsthand on Saturday, as Trump attracted a crowd of roughly 100,000 supporters for his rally in Wildwood, New Jersey.

On Friday, Trump is anticipated to headline the Minnesota Republican Party’s Lincoln Reagan dinner  — an occasion that comes as Trump seems to be drawing nearer to President Joe Biden in the polls in the blue state.

The KSTP/Survey USA ballot confirmed two share factors separating Trump and Biden — 44 % for Biden and 42 % for Trump. Another 9 % stay undecided. While these figures have been the identical since April, in February, Biden led Trump with a four-point benefit. Nevertheless, even Biden’s lead is throughout the survey’s ± 4.3 % margin of error, making it a digital tie.

Further, the survey exhibits the 2 are tied amongst independents, with 36 % support every. It additionally exhibits Trump main Biden in Southern Minnesota, Western Minnesota, and Northeast Minnesota. Biden holds the benefit in the Twin Cities:

The survey coincides with others exhibiting a good race in Minnesota. A May McLaughlin & Associates survey, for occasion, confirmed Trump leading Biden by three factors in the state, which has not gone for a Republican presidential candidate in decades. In reality, the final time the state went purple was in 1972, when Republican Richard Nixon defeated Democrat George McGovern with a 520 electoral vote landslide win.

Trump got here closest to flipping the state in the 2016 election, dropping by 1.5 %, or garnering 44.9 % to Hillary Clinton’s 46.4 %.

Trump has since made it clear that he views Minnesota as winnable, making a “heavy move” for the state this time round.

“It’s not, like, in my opinion, that blue,” Trump told KNSI Radio. “We’re going to put a heavy move into Minnesota. I promise.”

On Tuesday, Trump pollster John McLaughlin, CEO and accomplice of McLaughlin & Associates, told Breitbart News Daily that each Virginia and Minnesota are actually in play.