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Tue., Oct. 26, 2010, 8:49 a.m.

Minnick Lead Over Labrador Now 3%

Incumbent Rep. Walt Minnick’s lead over Republican Raul Labrador fell from 10 percentage points in mid-September to 3 percentage points late last week, says a poll commissioned by the Idaho Statesman and six other newspapers. The freshman Democrat’s lead is so narrow that it may not exist at all, because it falls within the poll’s 5-point margin of error. With Election Day just a week away, the nationalization of the race to control Congress may be helping Labrador in western Idaho’s strongly Republican 1st District, according to Boise State University political scientist Gary Moncrief/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Does this mean that Raul Labrador is surging to victory?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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