How to make sense of recent political polls in Minnesota

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President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Minnesotans can start voting in the 2020 general election Friday. Coinciding with early voting, both Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump will hold campaign events in northern Minnesota.

Biden leads Trump in five new polls of Minnesota voters. Biden’s average lead is 9 points in the polls conducted since Sept. 4. His widest lead is 16 points in the Washington Post-ABC News poll released Wednesday, and his smallest edge is 4 points in a Morning Consult poll released earlier this week.

Rob Daves, the principal at Daves and Associates Research in Minneapolis, spoke with MPR News host Cathy Wurzer about how to make sense of the latest state polling.

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