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Minnesota Survey of 500 Likely Voters                                                                            
Conducted October 4, 2006 by Rasmussen Reports                                                                          
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Economy Very Important 60% 61% 65% 52% 59% 63% 57% 22% 58% 63% 55% 35% 59% 64% 56% 59% 52% 57% 66% 63% 60% 61% 59% 61% 64% 64% 52% 55% 62% 66% 51% 54% 67% 58% 66% 56% 47% 64% 65% 61%
Somewhat Important 33% 32% 30% 38% 32% 32% 35% 78% 35% 29% 37% 57% 39% 30% 36% 35% 30% 37% 32% 32% 33% 33% 30% 35% 28% 25% 39% 43% 30% 30% 42% 36% 27% 34% 31% 36% 47% 30% 27% 30%
Not Very Important 5% 4% 2% 8% 5% 3% 6% 0% 5% 4% 6% 0% 2% 5% 4% 6% 9% 4% 2% 1% 4% 5% 5% 4% 2% 9% 9% 1% 2% 1% 0% 4% 5% 6% 1% 4% 4% 6% 4% 5%
Not at All Important 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% 0% 2% 1% 2% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 4% 1% 0% 1% 2% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 3% 6% 0% 0% 2% 0% 4% 1% 0% 3% 2%
Not Sure 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 0% 3% 1% 8% 0% 0% 2% 0% 4% 0% 0% 3% 2% 0% 3% 1% 6% 1% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 6% 1% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 2%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
National Security Issues Very Important 71% 74% 71% 66% 74% 73% 63% 100% 72% 69% 77% 45% 64% 73% 68% 66% 62% 66% 79% 79% 71% 71% 64% 75% 73% 69% 72% 75% 75% 66% 48% 55% 74% 72% 82% 65% 70% 73% 72% 67%
Somewhat Important 22% 21% 22% 23% 22% 21% 25% 0% 22% 22% 17% 50% 32% 20% 24% 26% 25% 28% 18% 17% 22% 23% 26% 20% 21% 21% 23% 22% 23% 22% 33% 41% 21% 20% 13% 21% 27% 20% 22% 21%
Not Very Important 4% 2% 4% 6% 2% 3% 8% 0% 5% 3% 6% 0% 4% 4% 4% 6% 8% 3% 2% 2% 5% 2% 7% 2% 0% 7% 4% 1% 2% 5% 17% 1% 0% 5% 2% 13% 2% 4% 3% 6%
Not at All Important 2% 2% 2% 3% 2% 3% 3% 0% 1% 4% 0% 0% 0% 3% 2% 3% 4% 3% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 2% 5% 1% 2% 1% 0% 8% 2% 2% 5% 2% 2% 2% 0% 1% 2% 6%
Not Sure 1% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 1% 0% 4% 1% 0% 1% 0% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 2% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 0%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Cultural Issues Very Important 38% 47% 30% 36% 54% 27% 29% 0% 45% 31% 33% 85% 38% 34% 42% 40% 30% 46% 34% 50% 36% 42% 35% 39% 53% 38% 48% 25% 31% 34% 31% 26% 35% 38% 47% 46% 55% 32% 33% 35%
Somewhat Important 31% 25% 31% 38% 29% 27% 38% 22% 29% 31% 46% 0% 25% 28% 34% 31% 39% 28% 29% 24% 33% 26% 40% 26% 30% 35% 21% 40% 33% 27% 35% 36% 27% 33% 27% 27% 23% 38% 31% 31%
Not Very Important 20% 20% 22% 16% 11% 29% 20% 78% 18% 24% 9% 0% 24% 23% 17% 20% 17% 15% 24% 18% 19% 23% 14% 23% 9% 16% 23% 17% 28% 18% 24% 27% 24% 16% 19% 19% 13% 21% 21% 23%
Not at All Important 11% 7% 15% 9% 5% 16% 11% 0% 8% 13% 9% 15% 12% 15% 6% 9% 13% 8% 12% 5% 11% 9% 10% 11% 7% 10% 7% 18% 6% 21% 4% 11% 12% 13% 5% 6% 8% 9% 15% 11%
Not Sure 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 0% 0% 1% 2% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 3% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 3% 0% 6% 0% 2% 0% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 0%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Domestic Issues Very Important 68% 45% 86% 76% 50% 77% 83% 100% 46% 87% 77% 59% 72% 66% 71% 54% 70% 68% 70% 79% 67% 73% 68% 68% 70% 77% 53% 71% 72% 70% 73% 71% 71% 60% 80% 78% 65% 70% 66% 72%
Somewhat Important 27% 46% 12% 22% 40% 23% 15% 0% 47% 12% 10% 41% 27% 28% 27% 43% 24% 27% 25% 20% 28% 24% 27% 27% 27% 20% 37% 23% 25% 28% 27% 26% 22% 33% 19% 22% 29% 26% 30% 23%
Not Very Important 4% 8% 2% 2% 8% 1% 2% 0% 6% 2% 10% 0% 0% 6% 3% 3% 7% 5% 3% 1% 4% 3% 5% 3% 0% 1% 10% 6% 3% 2% 0% 3% 6% 6% 1% 0% 6% 4% 4% 3%
Not at All Important 1% 1% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 3% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 1% 0% 0% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2%
Not Sure 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Immigration Very Important 38% 50% 24% 41% 53% 34% 23% 0% 50% 28% 35% 65% 35% 43% 33% 43% 29% 33% 40% 54% 39% 36% 31% 42% 48% 47% 37% 30% 43% 31% 14% 35% 31% 42% 50% 18% 40% 49% 36% 30%
Somewhat Important 35% 34% 39% 31% 30% 39% 37% 0% 37% 35% 26% 20% 30% 30% 39% 32% 32% 37% 37% 33% 34% 37% 33% 36% 32% 32% 37% 42% 30% 34% 36% 41% 34% 32% 37% 33% 31% 36% 41% 30%
Not Very Important 20% 14% 27% 20% 14% 21% 28% 100% 10% 28% 26% 0% 35% 20% 21% 16% 29% 20% 18% 12% 20% 22% 24% 18% 12% 12% 21% 26% 25% 20% 41% 19% 24% 20% 11% 32% 23% 13% 23% 22%
Not at All Important 5% 2% 10% 5% 3% 4% 11% 0% 2% 8% 7% 15% 0% 6% 5% 9% 6% 7% 4% 0% 6% 5% 9% 3% 6% 7% 5% 3% 0% 15% 0% 2% 11% 5% 2% 11% 5% 2% 1% 14%
Not Sure 1% 0% 1% 3% 1% 2% 1% 0% 0% 2% 7% 0% 0% 1% 2% 0% 3% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1% 3% 1% 2% 2% 0% 0% 2% 0% 9% 3% 0% 1% 0% 6% 2% 0% 0% 4%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Government Corruption Very Important 65% 56% 68% 71% 58% 70% 66% 100% 55% 72% 66% 85% 73% 67% 62% 52% 57% 68% 69% 79% 64% 66% 61% 67% 67% 67% 60% 65% 78% 56% 49% 75% 68% 53% 78% 71% 65% 72% 60% 62%
Somewhat Important 25% 33% 19% 21% 33% 17% 23% 0% 32% 18% 29% 0% 21% 22% 27% 33% 32% 21% 21% 14% 25% 23% 28% 23% 21% 23% 28% 33% 15% 21% 44% 21% 24% 31% 17% 19% 26% 21% 30% 23%
Not Very Important 8% 8% 10% 6% 6% 8% 11% 0% 9% 9% 3% 15% 5% 8% 9% 15% 8% 9% 7% 2% 8% 8% 9% 8% 8% 8% 11% 1% 7% 15% 0% 4% 7% 12% 2% 8% 10% 4% 8% 11%
Not at All Important 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 2% 0% 0% 3% 2% 1% 0% 2% 1% 2% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0% 8% 0% 0% 0% 3% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 3%
Not Sure 1% 0% 2% 0% 2% 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 3% 0% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 2% 5% 1% 2% 0% 2% 3% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 7% 0% 0% 1% 3% 2% 0% 2% 1% 1%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Ever Vote for Candidate--Raise Taxes Yes 53% 40% 70% 50% 34% 61% 71% 0% 37% 70% 48% 17% 63% 58% 49% 47% 52% 59% 57% 46% 53% 53% 50% 55% 27% 43% 59% 57% 65% 65% 39% 61% 58% 52% 47% 51% 44% 57% 57% 54%
No 29% 43% 18% 25% 45% 18% 22% 0% 43% 14% 46% 53% 19% 31% 28% 38% 32% 21% 27% 32% 29% 28% 34% 27% 46% 36% 20% 25% 21% 27% 54% 20% 26% 32% 27% 43% 34% 26% 23% 35%
Not Sure 17% 16% 12% 25% 21% 20% 7% 100% 20% 17% 6% 30% 18% 12% 23% 15% 16% 19% 16% 22% 17% 18% 16% 18% 26% 21% 21% 17% 14% 8% 7% 19% 16% 16% 26% 6% 21% 18% 20% 11%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Ever Vote for Candidate--Change Social Security Yes 59% 77% 48% 51% 70% 54% 53% 0% 74% 48% 62% 15% 44% 65% 53% 80% 74% 57% 51% 30% 60% 59% 70% 53% 42% 55% 60% 68% 67% 63% 48% 59% 57% 70% 32% 63% 64% 54% 60% 60%
No 22% 9% 31% 28% 16% 24% 29% 100% 12% 31% 14% 68% 35% 24% 20% 11% 12% 20% 28% 45% 21% 27% 16% 26% 35% 30% 19% 19% 12% 21% 28% 19% 25% 16% 41% 20% 15% 26% 24% 22%
Not Sure 18% 13% 21% 21% 15% 22% 19% 0% 14% 21% 23% 17% 21% 11% 26% 9% 14% 23% 21% 25% 20% 15% 14% 21% 23% 15% 20% 13% 21% 16% 24% 22% 18% 14% 27% 17% 22% 20% 16% 17%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Bring Troops Home from Iraq Within Year Yes 44% 16% 74% 44% 16% 51% 74% 100% 20% 67% 35% 92% 54% 42% 47% 51% 41% 41% 47% 41% 42% 52% 44% 45% 59% 51% 33% 45% 42% 50% 21% 51% 42% 41% 42% 57% 39% 43% 52% 43%
No 36% 66% 11% 29% 61% 30% 10% 0% 64% 13% 33% 0% 15% 43% 29% 38% 34% 40% 34% 35% 36% 35% 35% 36% 24% 29% 49% 35% 36% 34% 38% 24% 33% 43% 34% 33% 47% 33% 31% 36%
Not Sure 20% 19% 14% 27% 23% 19% 16% 0% 16% 20% 32% 8% 30% 15% 24% 11% 25% 19% 19% 24% 22% 14% 21% 19% 16% 20% 18% 20% 22% 16% 42% 25% 25% 16% 24% 11% 15% 25% 17% 21%
                                                                                   
  Total Party Ideology Governor Gender Age Married Children at Home Income Employment Religious Affiliation
All Voters GOP Dem Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not Sure Pawlenty (R) Hatch (DFL) Hutchinson (I) Other Not Sure Men Women 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Yes No Yes No Under 20k 20k-40k 40k-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k+ Not Sure Gov't Entrepreneur Pvt Sect Retired Other Evangelical Protestant Catholic Other
Control of Senate Republican 38% 87% 2% 21% 72% 26% 6% 0% 82% 2% 27% 53% 2% 42% 34% 41% 37% 35% 37% 44% 41% 29% 38% 38% 33% 31% 53% 45% 30% 29% 56% 33% 31% 40% 45% 34% 50% 35% 40% 30%
Democrat 52% 8% 94% 54% 16% 61% 89% 100% 11% 90% 54% 32% 53% 49% 55% 56% 49% 53% 53% 48% 48% 64% 47% 55% 57% 60% 43% 48% 55% 57% 34% 55% 61% 48% 48% 58% 41% 52% 54% 58%
Not Sure 10% 4% 3% 25% 12% 13% 5% 0% 7% 8% 20% 15% 46% 10% 11% 3% 14% 12% 10% 8% 11% 7% 15% 7% 10% 10% 4% 7% 15% 14% 10% 12% 8% 12% 7% 7% 9% 13% 6% 12%