Poll: Biden leads Trump by 5 points in Minnesota

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska Jeff Daniels narrates new Biden campaign ad for Michigan MORE, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, leads President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE by five points in Minnesota, according to a new Star Tribune-MPR News-KARE 11 Minnesota poll

The survey, which was released on Monday, found that 49 percent of registered Minnesota voters favor Biden in a head-to-head matchup against the president. Forty-four percent said they'd back Trump, while 7 percent said they remained undecided. 

The poll indicates that Biden and Trump are in a dead heat among independents, with 42 percent backing Trump and 41 percent the former vice president. Among independent voters, 17 percent said they were undecided. 


Nearly 60 percent of women said they'd back Biden, while 54 percent of men said they were for Trump. Voters 50 and above were also more likely to favor Trump than younger respondents.  

Minnesota is seen as a competitive state that leans Democratic. While a Republican hasn't carried it since 1972, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGorsuch rejects Minnesota Republican's request to delay House race Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Nevada: poll The Memo: Women could cost Trump reelection MORE won Minnesota by just more than 40,000 votes in the 2016 election. 

The Minnesota survey also found that a majority of voters in the state disapprove of Trump's performance as president. Just 45 percent said they approved of the job Trump has done in the White House, while 53 percent said they don't. 

Biden won the Minnesota Democratic presidential primary on Super Tuesday after Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharStart focusing on veterans' health before they enlist Durbin says he will run for No. 2 spot if Dems win Senate majority Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein MORE (D-Minn.) withdrew from the race and endorsed him. 

Recent polls have shown Biden with solid leads over the president in national head-to-head matchups. A survey from Fox News released last week showed Biden leading Trump by 8 points nationally. A RealClearPolitics average of polling also shows the former vice president leading Trump by 5.5 percentage points.

The Star Tribune-MPR News-KARE 11 Minnesota survey was conducted between May 18 and May 20 among a population of 800 registered voters. Its margin of error is 3.5 percent.