MINNESOTA SURVEY of 500 likely voters

Monday, January 16, 2006

 

Crosstabs for Ballot Questions

Crosstabs for Alito Questions

Crosstabs for Other Questions

Daily Snapshot

 

 

1* In the election for Minnesota’s next United States Senator, Republican Mark Kennedy may face one of three Democratic challengers. Suppose the Democrats nominate Amy Klobuchar… If the election were held today, would you vote for Republican Mark Kennedy or for Democrat Amy Klobuchar?

 

                42% Kennedy

43% Klobuchar    

                                  5% some other candidate

                                10% not sure

 

2* Okay… what if the Democrats nominate Ford Bell? If the election for Senator were held today, would you vote for Republican Mark Kennedy or for Democrat Ford Bell?

 

41% Kennedy

36% Bell

                                10% some other candidate

                                13% not sure

 

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

 

 

Kennedy

Klobuchar

Bell

Alito

Very favorable

18%

23%

  5%

27%

Somewhat favorable

35%

36%

22%

22%

Somewhat unfavorable

23%

18%

26%

18%

Very unfavorable

13%

 6%

  8%

16%

Not sure

11%

16%

39%

17%

 

4* The President nominated Judge Samuel Alito to serve on the Supreme Court. Should the Senate confirm Samuel Alito’s appointment to the Supreme Court?

 

54% yes

27% no

19% not sure

 

5* In political terms, is Samuel Alito conservative, moderate, or liberal?

 

56% conservative

28% moderate

  2% liberal

                                13% not sure

 

6* Moving to a different topic… When it comes to determining how you will vote in the U.S. Senate race this year, how important is the situation in Iraq?

 

58% very important

27% somewhat important

  9% not very important

  2% not at all important

  3% not sure

 

7* Okay… how important is the issue of health care?

 

64% very important

27% somewhat important

  7% not very important

  1% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

8* Fine, as a voting issue, how important is the economy?

 

64% very important

31% somewhat important

  2% not very important

  0% not at all important

  2% not sure

 

9* Okay… in determining how you will vote, which issue is more important… health care or the situation in Iraq?

 

48% health care

42% situation in Iraq

10% not sure

 

10* One more… in determining how you will vote, which issue is more important… the economy or the situation in Iraq?

 

43% economy

47% situation in Iraq

10% not sure

 

11* 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?

 

                                26% strongly approve

                                19% somewhat approve

                                14% somewhat disapprove

                                40% strongly disapprove

                                  0% not sure

 

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