Suffolk University, polling for the St. Cloud Times newspaper (8/17-20; 500 MN likely voters), finds Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D) and Tina Smith (D) leading in their respective 2018 US Senate races.
It is no surprise that Sen. Klobuchar has a 54-34% lead over state Rep. Jim Newberger (R-Becker) according to the Suffolk results. The Klobuchar race is not expected to be competitive. But, appointed Sen. Tina Smith, on the other hand, is likely to fall into a tough campaign against state Sen. Karin Housley (R-St. Croix Valley). The Suffolk numbers on this race find Sen. Smith holding a 44-37% edge, which is consistent with an Emerson College Polling survey (8/8-11; 500 MN likely voters) that found Sen. Smith’s lead only to be 32-28%.
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