It’s still early in the race, but so far it looks like the anti-LGBT candidate for governor is trailing in his battle to win the governor’s mansion. In a Rassmusen poll released yesterday, two of three DFL candidates for governor narrowly beat GOP candidate State Senator Tom Emmer. The telephone survey of 500 likely Minnesota voters was conducted on Monday had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points. House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher and former Senator Mark Dayton beat Emmer by five percentage points and four percentage points respectively, while former House Minority Leader Matt Entenza scored 37% to Emmer’s 36%, making it too close to call. In each of the three potential match-ups, Independence Party Candidate Tom Horner garnered between 10% and 11% of hypothetical votes, and 14% to 15% of voters said they were undecided.
The poll results should be encouraging to the DFL candidates, each of whom gained three to five percentage points, while Emmer lost between one and three percentage points since Rassmusen’s last poll released on May 24th.