A cheering sight. 5.6% lead; outside the area of uncertainty, and a slight increase from yesterday.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has said in recent days that Minnesota is his to win, will make his first public visit to the state Sunday afternoon.
“We’re going up to Minnesota which, traditionally has not been Republican at all,” Trump said at a rally in Florida. “And we’re doing phenomenally. We just saw a poll.”
The Trump rally will be at 2 p.m. at the Sun Country hangar at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, located at 2005 Cargo Road. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Tickets are required and can be requested on Trump’s website.
Minnesota polling has shown Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton with a lead in the single digits, but Downey said the election has been moving in Republicans’ direction both here and nationwide.
Jason Lewis, the Republican congressional nominee in the south-suburban 2nd Congressional District, said he hoped Trump’s visit reflected inside information about how Minnesota was trending.
“I’m hoping they’ve got some information that suggests the ground is swelling,” Lewis said. “I do think they sense something or they wouldn’t be doing it.”