St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- A new poll out Thursday puts Rep. Chip Cravaack and Rick Nolan just about tied as the November election inches closer.
According to the SurveyUSA/KSTP poll, Nolan leads Cravaack with a slim lead of 46% to 45%.
9% of voters polled remain undecided for Minnesota's 8th Congressional District seat.
The SurveyUSA/KSTP poll has a "Margin of Sampling Error" of +/-4.2%, which makes it hard to determine whether or not there is a clear leader.
The poll of 578 registered voters who are "likely to vote" was conducted between October 7th to October 9th.
The poll sample includes 35% voters who described themselves as Democrats, 28% Republicans and 32% independents.
Cravaack leads by 10 points among men (50% to 40%), Nolan leads by 10 points among women (51% to 41%).
Cravaack leads by 15 points (51% to 36%) among voters age 18-49. Nolan leads by 11 points (52% to 41%) among voters over age 50.
When asked about the hot button issues during the 2012 election, more voters said Cravaack will be stronger on mining issues (34% to 31%) and do more to bring jobs to the district (41% to 38%).
On the issue of Medicare, more voters say Nolan will do a better job protecting the program (41% to 36%).
Posted to the web by Krista Burns