A poll released Friday by St. Cloud State University suggests that President Obama has an 8-point lead in Minnesota, the St. Cloud Times reported Saturday.

The president, a Democrat, leads Republican nominee Mitt Romney 53 percent to 45 percent among likely voters polled in the St. Cloud State Survey, the Times said. An "all-others" category accounted for the remaining 2 percent of respondents in the poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.