Poll: Nolan Creeps Out Ahead of Cravaack for 8th District Seat

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Minneapolis Star Tribune

Poll: Nolan Creeps Out Ahead of Cravaack for 8th District Seat


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October 23, 2012 Updated Oct 23, 2012 at 1:19 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- With just two weeks to go until the November election, Rick Nolan is starting to pull out ahead of incumbent Rep. Chip Cravaack for the 8th Congressional District Seat.

According to a poll released Monday by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nolan is leading Cravaack 50% to 43% with 7% of people saying they are still undecided.

1,000 likely voters in the 8th Congressional District were polled for these results.

The margin sampling error for this poll is +/- 3%.

Less than two weeks ago, a poll by SurveyUSA/KSTP showed the candidates in a dead heat.

According to the nonpartisan research group, Center for Responsive Politics, Minnesota's 8th Congressional District Race race has recorded the 6th highest spending by outside groups among all house races in the country, with nearly $5.6 million spent so far.

Meanwhile the Cravaack Campaign has raised $2.1 million as of today, while the Nolan Campaign has raised close to $900,000 dollars.

Check out the poll graphics from the Star Tribune to find out more about how the 8th Congressional District in Minnesota is expected to vote.

To read more about the poll you can visit the Star Tribune's website.

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