From the Star Tribune:
Five weeks before Minnesotans elect a new governor, DFL candidate Mark Dayton leads GOP rival Tom Emmer among likely voters, with Independence Party candidate Tom Horner gaining ground, a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.
In the three-way race, Dayton leads Emmer 39 to 30 percent, nearly unchanged from a July Minnesota Poll. Horner is at 18 percent, up from 13 percent in July…
Horner’s improved showing appears to be the result of winning over some voters who recently made up their minds. But his support is significantly softer than that of his opponents, with only 2 percent of likely voters saying their support for Horner is strong.
Horner spokesman Matt Lewis attributed the soft support to Horner not being “as well defined as Emmer or Dayton.” He predicted Horner would gain attention in coming debates and other public appearances. “We’re moving in the right direction,” Lewis said.