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SHOWDOWN STATES: MINNESOTA
The Candidates:
• George W. Bush
• John Kerry
• Ralph Nader
• Third Parties
Showdown States:
The Conventions:
• Democratic
• Republican


Sampling error: +/-4% points
(1) Sampling error: +/-3% points
Poll: Bush, Kerry split six key states
Gallup.com: Showdown state poll details external link
Minnesota poll roundup
COOK ELECTORAL RATING - TOSS UP
The Cook Political Report rates each state's leaning in the Electoral College based upon a canvas of at least four top strategists for each party. As of October 21, Minnesota remained in the Toss Up category.
Cook's U.S. electoral map
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BUSH/CHENEY
7 Bush visits since March 3
Oct. 30 - BUSH: Rally, Minneapolis
Oct. 28 - CHENEY: Rally, International Falls
Oct. 25 - CHENEY: Town hall, Moorhead
KERRY/EDWARDS
7 Kerry visits since March 3
Oct. 28 - EDWARDS: Rally, Duluth
Oct. 27 - KERRY: Rally, Rochester
Oct. 26 - EDWARDS: Community gathering, Minneapolis
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BUSH/CHENEY
$313,666
October 21-27
KERRY/EDWARDS
$719,712
October 21-27
10



North Star State, Gopher State

Estimated 5,059,375 in 2003

Gore (48%) defeated Bush (46%) by 58,607 votes.
Presidential voting history

Since the 1928 election, Minnesota has voted Democratic all but three times.
Electoral College explainer




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