Obama will visit Minnesota again before election

During Sen. Barack Obama's speech in La Crosse, Wis. today, the Democratic presidential nominee said he will be sure to come back to campaign in Minnesota before Nov. 4. New Minnesota poll data was also released today, reported under the jump.

Here is Obama's quote, according to Minnesota Public Radio:

"It is probably true that in September we've been spending more time in those states. In October, we'll make sure to get to Minnesota. We'll make sure that we're campaigning actively because I think the people of Minnesota want change as desperately as everywhere else."

According to the Pioneer Press report:

Obama has an 11 percentage-point lead over Republican John McCain in Minnesota, according to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released today.

The survey showed 54 percent of both registered voters and likely voters leaning toward Obama, while 43 percent favored McCain. McCain narrowed the gap slightly in the past month. A CNN/Time/ORC poll taken Aug. 31-Sept. 2 had Obama leading 51-37 percent.

Awesome! We can't wait for the Messiah to come back and visit this fine state to whip our voters into shape.

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