Former Vice President Joe Biden has opened up a five-point lead over President Donald Trump in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune-MPR News-KARE 11 Minnesota poll, which was released Monday.
According to the survey, 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters favor Biden leads President Trump by in a head-to-head matchup against Trump. Forty-four percent said they’d back Trump, while 7 percent said they remained undecided.
The poll also found that Biden and Trump are in a dead heat among independents, with 42 percent backing Trump and 41 percent the former vice president. Among independent voters, 17 percent said they were undecided.
Nearly 60 percent of women said they’d back Biden, while 54 percent of men said they were for Trump. Voters 50 and above were also more likely to favor Trump than younger respondents.
The survey also found that a majority of voters in the state disapprove of Trump’s performance as president. Fifty-three percent said they don’t approve of the job Trump has done in the White House, while 45 percent said they do.
Recent polls have shown Biden with solid leads over the president in national head-to-head matchups. A RealClearPolitics average of polling also shows the former vice president leading Trump by 5.5 percentage points nationally.