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Minnesota: Negligible lead for Clinton in Star Tribune/Mason-Dixon poll

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Star Tribune/Mason-Dixon released the results of a new poll, in which respondents from Minnesota were asked for whom they will vote: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

Star Tribune/Mason-Dixon poll results
43

Clinton

38

Trump

Of those who responded, 43.0% said that they intend to vote for former First Lady Hillary Clinton, whereas 38.0% declared that they would give their vote to billionaire Donald Trump.

The poll was conducted between January 18 and January 20. The sample size was 800 registered voters. Taking into account the poll's margin of error of +/-3.5 percentage points, the results reflect a statistical tie.

Putting the results in context

Individual polls can incorporate substantial biases, and should be treated with caution. Rather than relying on results from single polls, the best practice scientific advice is to use combined polls or, even better, the combined PollyVote forecast that relies on different methods and data.

In order to make the results comparable to forecasts from benchmark methods, we convert them into two-party vote shares. This procedure yields figures of 53.1% for Clinton and 46.9% for Trump.

Results compared to the combined PollyVote prediction

The most recent PollyVote forecasts Clinton to gain 55.9% of the two-party vote in Minnesota. Hence, Polly's prediction is 2.8 points above her polling numbers. Again, a look at the poll's margin of error shows that this difference is negligible.

This article was automatically generated by the PollyBot, which uses algorithms developed by AX Semantics to generate text from data stored in our API. The exact dataset underlying this particular article can be found here.

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