Minnesota Voters Split

Minnesota voters are showing their independent nature in a poll
conducted by
Quinnipiac University.

They favor Democrat Sen. Barack Obama for president by a 46-32 margin
over Republican Sen. John McCain. But Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman leads 51-41 over
Democrat Al Franken in the Senate race.

In the presidential race, Obama takes nearly every demographic group in Minnesota. And while most
voters say it would make no difference whether GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty were
McCains running mate, a few more who were polled said it actually would hurt
McCain rather than help him.