Mixed Polls in 8th Congressional District Race

By KBJR News 1

Mixed Polls in 8th Congressional District Race

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 1:21 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Two new polls are giving Minnesota's 8th District voters mixed signals with one saying incumbent Rep. Chip Cravaack is leading by ten points and another saying that challenger Rick Nolan is leading by four points.

A poll out this weekend from the Huffington Post conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) says that Rick Nolan is ahead 48% to 44% against Rep. Cravaack. 1,020 likely voters in Minnesota's 8th District were polled for these results.

That poll has a 3.1 percent margin of error.

Another poll conducted by OnMessage Inc. for Chip Cravaack for Congress says that Cravaack is leading 50% to 40% against Nolan.

400 likely voters were surveyed for these results. There is a 4.9 percent margin of error for this poll.

The 8th District race is one of the most hotly contested races in the nation as well as the most expensive compared to other house races across the country.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns