According to two Minnesota Public Radio News and Humphrey Institute polls, the extraordinary
financial crisis and the resulting congressional response along with the Vice Presidential debate
propelled the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from a narrow 4 point lead (47
percent to 43 percent) to a 14 point advantage among likely voters in Minnesota (54 percent to 40
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, UMN
Jacobs, Lawrence; Miller, Joanne M..
Obama Propelled by Financial Crisis and Vice Presidential Debate.
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