I thought this part of MPR‘s piece on the MPR/Humphrey Institute poll was interesting:
While Democrats in Minnesota often rely on the lopsided support of women to win elections, a significant gender gap has not materialized in the 2010 gubernatorial race. Women favor Dayon and men favor Emmer by similar margins as in the education gap.
The education gap shows a slim lead for Emmer among college-educated likely voters, and a similar margin for Dayton among people with less than a college education.
Women not breaking overwhelmingly for the DFLer? Watch for major efforts to stanch that particular wound; if the DFL loses women in the long term, they’re toast.
It’ll be interesting to see what form the DFL’s effort to solidify women takes…