The Daily Digest

Welcome to the Daily Digest, where a new poll shows the marriage and voter ID amendments have enough support to pass, Graves and Bachmann are tied in a Democratic poll, and Romney back-tracks on his health care law comments.

Around Minnesota

A new poll by KSTP/Survey USA shows that President Barack Obama is up by 10 points in Minnesota – likely a bounce from the DNC.

The same survey shows that the marriage amendment and the voter ID amendment would pass if Minnesotans voted today.

Here’s how the numbers break down:

50 percent support the marriage amendment, while 43 oppose it and 8 percent are undecided.

62 percent support the voter ID amendment, while 31 percent oppose it and 7 percent are undecided.

Minnesota took in more tax money than expected this August.

Former U.S. Senate Republican candidate Pete Hegseth has launched Minnesota PAC, a political fund that will help elect conservatives to the Minnesota Legislature.

The Alliance for a Better Minnesota launched its first television ad to help elect Democrats to the state Legislature.

The Stillwater Gazette reports that District 39 State Senate Republican candidate Karin Housley has pulled her radio show from the airwaves.

Duluth, Litchfield and St. Paul are in the lead for $47.5M in state grants.

The state intends to enforce its disclosure laws despite a recent court ruling.

The Race for Congress

6th Congressional District DFL candidate Jim Graves commissioned a new poll that puts him and Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in a dead heat.

Minnesota’s DC delegation has to spend money to make money.

The New York Times writes that Democrats appear more likely to keep control of the U.S. Senate than it did a few weeks ago.

National News

Teachers are striking in Chicago.

A deal doesn’t appear to be close.

The issues at the heart of the strike, such as teacher performance, are being debated all around the country.

The Presidential Campaign

Ohio is pivotal in this year’s presidential campaign.

On Sunday, Mitt Romney told Meet the Press host David Gregory that he did not want to repeal all aspects of President Barack Obama’s health care law, including new rules that require insurance companies to cover those with preexisting conditions.

The L.A. Times reports that Romney is back-tracking on that statement.

It would be difficult for Romney to repeal some aspects of the law and keep others.

Two Minnesota Ron Paul backers are ripping Romney for “cherry picking” for his comments about the new health care law.

Don’t expect much negativity from the campaigns on today, the anniversary of 9/11.

Vice President Joe Biden and Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, will be campaigning in Wisconsin.

The Associated Press asks whether racial bias plays a role in opposition to Obama’s administration.

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