Just before the Minnesota primary, the Emerson College polling organization went into the field to test the general election contest between appointed Sen. Tina Smith (D) and state Sen. Karin Housley (R). The survey (8/8-11; 500 MN likely general election voters conducted electronically) finds Sen. Smith leading Ms. Housley, 32-28%, which supports the underpinnings of those who believe this will be a tight race come November. The high 41% undecided factor is because both women are largely unknown statewide. Each easily won their respective primaries this past Tuesday.
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