Minnesota's 3rd District
Last Updated: Oct. 5, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
The 3rd congressional district reaches the north, south, and west part of Minneapolis. There is a mix of lower income and high income cities. The population is 80% White and around 710,000 people. The two candidates running are Dean Phillips (D) and Erik Paulsen (R). Dean Phillips was the CEO of Phillips Distilling Company and helped build the gelato company, Talenti. Phillips’ issues focus on combating climate change, preventing gun violence, and providing healthcare for all Americans. Erik Paulsen served his fifth term representing the 3rd congressional district and is a member of the Ways and Means Committee. He is also a Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee. Paulsen is a major advocate for combating sex trafficking and believes strongly in an open market. Although Republican Erik Paulsen has been in office since 2008, the Democratic candidate won the presidential election in 2008, 2012, and 2016. Barack Obama won 52% and 50% of the vote in 2008 and 2012, respectively, and Clinton won with 51% of the vote with 2016.
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MN-03: Polls in our Model
Oct. 11, 2018, 11:13 p.m.
|Sep. 24 - 29||SurveyUSA||607 LV||Phillips 49%||Paulsen 44%|
|Sep. 17 - 18||Public Policy Polling||538 V||Phillips 52%||Paulsen 39%|
|Sep. 7 - 9||Siena College/New York Times||500 LV||Phillips 51%||Paulsen 42%|
|Feb. 12 - 13||Public Policy Polling||664 LV||Phillips 46%||Paulsen 43%|
|Nov. 9 - 10||Public Policy Polling||542 LV||Phillips 46%||Paulsen 42%|