The AP is reporting that Democrat Mike Hatch has a slight lead over Republican Tim Pawlenty in the race for governor in a poll conducted by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School. Hatch is polling at 45%. Pawlenty is polling at 39%. Peter Hutchinson, with the Independence Party, has 9%. 7% of the 663 people polled were undecided. The margin of error is 3.8%.
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