A new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann with a nine-point lead over her Democratic challenger, state. Sen. Tarryl Clark.
The numbers show the second-term congresswoman with 49 percent, Clark coming in at 40 percent, and Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson with 6 percent. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percent, and surveyed 800 registered voters and 582 likely voters.
In the previous SurveyUSA poll from two months ago, Bachmann led Clark 48 to 39 percent.
The race for Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District is ramping up to be the most expensive House race in the country this year, given Bachmann’s high national profile and Democrats desire to see her out of office. Both factors are bringing in campaign cash in the millions.