The latest poll in the Minnesota governor’s race shows DFL gubernatorial nominee Mark Dayton with a five-point lead over GOP candidate Tom Emmer.
The KSTP/SurveyUSA poll of more than 700 likely voters found Dayton with 42 percent support, Emmer at 37 percent, and Independence Party candidate Tom Horner drawing 14 percent of the vote. The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 3.7 percent.
The same poll last month had Dayton holding a narrow lead at 38 – 36 percent over Emmer. In that poll, Horner’s share was more robust 18 percent.