According to a Minnesota Public Radio News and Humphrey Institute study of likely Minnesota voters, Democrats continue to enjoy double digit leads in the battle for federal and state legislative seats. Likely voters indicate that they are more likely to choose an unnamed Democratic candidate over an unnamed Republican candidate by 16 points in state legislative races and 20 points in congressional contests.
These results provide a broad gauge of the electoral environment facing Democratic and Republican legislative candidates; the qualities of the candidates themselves and their campaign also matter. The competitiveness of each race will also vary depending on a number of conditions including the partisan composition of the legislative district.
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, UMN
Jacobs, Lawrence; Burns, Melanie.
Democrats Lead in Elections for the State Legislature and Congress.
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