ST. PAUL (AP) -- Another statewide poll shows a tight race for the U.S. Senate between Sen. Paul Wellstone and his challenger, former St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman.
Forty-four percent of the respondents to a St. Paul Pioneer Press poll said they would vote for Wellstone, a Democrat, while 41 percent preferred the Republican Coleman, the newspaper reported Sunday.
Two percent favored Green Party candidate Ed McGaa while 13 percent were undecided.
Earlier this week, a Star Tribune Minnesota poll had Wellstone leading Coleman 47 percent to 43 percent. In three previous Pioneer Press polls since July 2001, Wellstone has led by 4 to 6 percentage points.
Wellstone's lead over Coleman is within the poll's 4-percentage-point margin of error. The poll of 625 registered voters was conducted Tuesday through Thursday.
"Nothing much has changed," said Brad Coker, managing director of Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., which conducted the survey.
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