MINNESOTA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

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Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

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Crosstabs for Job Approval

Previous Minnesota Survey

Daily Snapshot

 

1* If the election for governor were held today, would you vote for Republican Tim Pawlenty or for Democrat Mike Hatch?

 

                46% Pawlenty

36% Hatch            

                                  6% Hutchinson

                                12% not sure

 

2* If the election for Minnesota’s next United States Senator, were held today, would you vote for Republican Mark Kennedy or for Democrat Amy Klobuchar?

 

38% Kennedy

50% Klobuchar    

                                  5% Fitzgerald

                                  7% not sure

 

3* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression of:

 

 

Pawlenty

Hatch

Hutchinson

Kennedy

Klobuchar

Fitzgerald

Very favorable

24%

14%

  4%

18%

30%

  3%

Somewhat favorable

34%

40%

25%

30%

32%

22%

Somewhat unfavorable

22%

25%

22%

18%

17%

24%

Very unfavorable

17%

13%

  7%

24%

12%

  5%

Not sure

  2%

  9%

42%

10%

  9%

46%

 

4*In terms of how you will vote this November, which of the following issues is most important… the economy, immigration, government corruption, national security, the War in Iraq, same-sex marriage, or some other issue?

 

30% the economy

  9% immigration

                11% government corruption

14% national security

18% the War in Iraq

  5% same-sex marriage

  8% some other issue

  3% not sure

 

5*How confident are you that ballots are properly counted in most elections and the right person is declared the winner?

 

40% very confident

36% somewhat confident

16% not very confident

  5% not at all confident

  2% not sure

 

6*Should voters be required to show photo identification such as a drivers license before being allowed to vote?

 

83% yes

13% no

  4% not sure

 

7*Should election ballots be printed in English only or should they be printed in English and Spanish?

 

58% English only

39% English and Spanish

  4% not sure

 

8*In most elections, are large numbers of people prevented from voting who should be allowed to vote?

 

23% yes

51% no

26% not sure

 

9*Okay… in most elections, are large numbers of people allowed to vote who are not eligible to vote?

 

26% yes

38% no

36% not sure

 

10*Some people say that America’s political system is badly broken. Do you agree?

 

53% yes

32% no

15% not sure

 

11*On a different topic… Should marriage be defined in terms of a union between a man and a woman? Or should marriage be defined as a union between any two people including same sex couples?

 

60% marriage is between man and woman

36% between any two people

  4% not sure

 

12*Do you believe the Bible literally true?

 

46% yes

40% no

15% not sure

 

13*Moving to another cultural issue… on the topic of abortion, do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?

 

55% pro-choice

37% pro-life

  8% not sure

 

14* How would you rate the job George W. Bush has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

                                23% strongly approve

                                18% somewhat approve

                                11% somewhat disapprove

                                46% strongly disapprove

                                  2% not sure

 

15* How would you rate the job Tim Pawlenty has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

 

                                24% strongly approve

                                33% somewhat approve

                                21% somewhat disapprove

                                22% strongly disapprove

                                  1% not sure

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.