A new poll found that 68 percent of Minnesotans think Democrat Mark Dayton won the governor's office and it is time for Republican Tom Emmer to concede.
As would be expected, Democrats are particularly sure Dayton won and particularly harsh on Emmer, according to the poll from Public Policy Polling. Better than 90 percent of Democrats believe Dayton is the rightful winner and Emmer should concede.
But independents join in those sentiments. More than 70 percent of independents say Dayton won and Emmer should quit.
A plurality -- but not a majority -- of Republicans believe Emmer won (46 percent) and he should not concede (44 percent.)
The polling organization said the numbers compared to those Republican Norm Coleman received in April 2009 during the long unresolved U.S. Senate race. A month after Election Day 2008, Minnesotans were far more supportive of Coleman keeping up with the fight.
The poll was conducted among 949 Minnesota voters over the weekend and has a 3.2 percent margin of error.
There's another Minnesota poll on its way -- this afternoon the pollster will release a U.S. Senate poll, which will match Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, against Republicans. The pollster matched her against outgoing Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, according to a tweet from the organization.
Dig into the governor's race numbers here: