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Chance to test IRV: FairVote is hosting an on-line poll for Governor of Minnesota race

Thanks to Tom Cleland, a blogger and a supporter of Farheen Hakeem, for the tip on the FairVote poll.

FairVote is hosting a ranked-choice poll for Governor of Minnesota. The poll is a chance to see IRV (Instant Runoff Voting) applied in a race with several, third party candidates. The poll is at:

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SUSA: Tom Horner At 18%, Other At 5% In MN Gubernatorial Race

The latest polling from SurveyUSA shows a tightening race for Governor of Minnesota. From the pollster:

Today, Dayton gets 38%, Emmer 36%; Dayton’s nominal 2-point advantage may or may not be statistically significant. But: Independence Party candidate Tom Horner today gets 18% of the vote, stronger yet among older, more reliable voters, complicating the calculus either major-party campaign needs to capture the open seat.

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Momentum on Tom Horner’s Side

Tom Horner, Minnesota IP candidate for Governor, has to be having a good time right now. A series of high-profile articles and endorsements may be turning the gubernatorial race into a competitive three-way race.

First, the Star-Tribune (the state’s largest newspaper) released an interesting quasi-endorsement for Tom Horner.

It’s too soon for us to recommend one candidate for governor.

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Minnesota Independence Party Gubernatorial Candidate at 13% in Poll

Ballot Access News:

On August 31, the MPR News-Humphrey Institute released a poll for the Minnesota gubernatorial race. It shows: Republican Tom Emmer 34%; Democratic-Farmer-Labor Mark Dayton 34%, Independence Party Tom Horner 13%, undecided or other 19%. See this story.

Horner, the Independence Party nominee, is already higher in this poll than Jesse Ventura was in similar polls at this point in the 1998 election cycle.… Read more ...