KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll: Oberstar in Tight 8th District Race

(KSTP.com) October 29, 2010
by Lauren Radomski

A Minnesota congressman nearly untouchable for years may be in for the fight of his life.

A new KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows 8th Congressional District Rep. Jim Oberstar leads Republican challenger Chip Cravaack by only one percentage point – 47 to 46.

Oberstar, who was first elected to the House in 1974, has not received less than 59 percent of the vote in 18 elections.

Steven Schier of Carleton College says Oberstar’s votes on three key issues are hurting him: health care, cap and trade and federal stimulus funding.

In the KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, Cravaack gets 87 percent of Republicans, while Oberstar gets 84 percent of Democrats. Cravaack has a 24-point lead among Independents.

The last Republican to represent the 8th District was elected in the 1940s.

Click here to view crosstabs of the poll results. Information on methodology is available here.

View the article on KSTP.com

2 Responses

Rosemary Jankowski

Your Comments
The luck of the Irish be with you. I will be throwing my Irish dirt in the air
on Tuesday morning. It has been luck for my grand kids and hope it will bring us over the top.

James MacCoy

Your Comments
My wife said to vote for you……….now isn’t she smart. I didn’t need to know that and have never voted for that OTHER GUY.
Luck be with you and the rest of the people in the 8th district.
We don’t need a follow the leader !!!!!!!!!!!!!
No more Oberstar for MN.

Leave Your Response

Cravaack Avatar
Make A DifferenceDonate Now Volunteer Events Absentee Information Tell A Friend