Trump is within striking distance of Biden in Minnesota

by Summer Lane

Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo: Alamy

President Donald Trump is in striking distance of Joe Biden in Minnesota, perhaps hinting at what could be a blue-to-red state flip in the 2024 November election.

The latest data from KSTP/SurveyUSA has revealed that Trump is polling at 39 percent support in the general election, while Biden is narrowly hanging on to 42 percent.

In the Minnesota GOP primary election, Trump is the dominant force, crushing former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley by 62 points, per KSTP.

In Minnesota, President Trump allegedly lost the state in the 2020 presidential election by a margin of around 233,000 votes, according to data from CNN Politics. In 2016, Trump lost the state by an extremely thin margin of 43,785 votes against then-Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, via Politico.

President Trump has often stated that he earned 74 million votes in the 2020 general election, eclipsing his 2016 total of nearly 63 million. This represents an increase of at least 11 million votes between election cycles.

In light of his expanded support between 2016 and 2020, it seems hard to believe that Trump’s vote margin somehow decreased in Minnesota in 2020 rather than increased.

It is also interesting to note that in 2022, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) filed a series of lawsuits in Ramsey, Todd, Hennepin, Olmstead, Dakota, and Nicollet counties in Minnesota after allegedly finding hundreds of duplicate voter registrants, per RSBN.

Nevertheless, despite reports and allegations of election problems in 2020, Trump’s poll numbers in Minnesota in 2024 are looking good, and it foreshadows what could possibly be a turning of the political tide in the left-inclined state.

Perhaps this upward swing toward the Republican ticker among Minnesota voters has something to do with the disappointment that has come on the heel of far-left Democrat leadership.

Recently, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) revealed that she openly prioritized the needs of Somalians over the needs of the Americans that she is supposed to be representing in Congress. At a speech at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis last week, she stated of her political descriptors, “Somalians first, and Muslims second.”

She criticized an ongoing dispute between Somaliland and Somalia, adding, “The U.S. government will only do what Somalians in the U.S. tell them to do!”

This kind of spurious. American political diatribe from a Democrat in Congress is reflective of the attitude of the Biden administration’s priorities. The America-last mindset of these kinds of lawmakers may be one big contributing reason why Minnesotans are beginning to reject radical left policies and legislation.

In fact, Minnesota’s red-leaning inclination is being reflected everywhere. Nationwide, President Trump is polling with a solid lead over Joe Biden in some of the most critical battleground states.

According to the newest Bloomberg/Morning Consult poll, President Trump leads Biden in a prospective general election matchup in North Carolina, Nevada, Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Their polling includes Trump, Biden, and Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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