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Toplines - Minnesota Governor - August 12, 2010

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Minnesota State Survey of 750 Likely Voters
Conducted August 12, 2010
By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

28% Strongly approve
19% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
41% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

2* 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?

25%Strongly approve
23% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
37% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Minnesota Governor’s Race

 

 

Tom Emmer (R)

Mark Dayton (D)

Tom Horner (I)

Not Sure

August 12, 2010

36%

45%

10%

10%

July 19, 2010

36%

40%

10%

14%

May 24, 2010

37%

35%

12%

16%

 

 

4* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know Nou have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

 

Candidate for the MN Governor Race

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Emmer

13%

27%

23%

27%

9%

Dayton

24%

29%

15%

28%

5%

Horner

3%

32%

28%

8%

30%

 

14* In political terms is Tom Emmer very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

   39% Very conservative
   34% Somewhat conservative
   13% Moderate

    1% Somewhat liberal

    3% Very liberal

   11% Not sure

 

15* In political terms is Mark Dayton very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

    3% Very conservative
   11% Somewhat conservative
   22% Moderate

   29% Somewhat liberal

   30% Very liberal

    6% Not sure

 

 

16* In political terms is Tom Horner very conservative, somewhat conservative, moderate, somewhat liberal or very liberal?

 

    3% Very conservative
   11% Somewhat conservative
   22% Moderate

   29% Somewhat liberal

   30% Very liberal

    6% Not sure

 

 

17* Would it be more accurate to describe Tom Emmer’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

    41% Mainstream
    40% Extreme
    19% Not sure

 

18* Would it be more accurate to describe Mark Dayton’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

    48% Mainstream
    42% Extreme
    10% Not sure

 

19* Would it be more accurate to describe Tom Horner’s views as mainstream or extreme?

 

    43% Mainstream
    22% Extreme
    35% Not sure

 

20* Tax cuts implemented during the Bush administration are scheduled to expire soon.  Should the Bush Administration tax cuts be extended or should the tax cuts end this year?

 

  50% Tax cuts should be extended

  39% Tax cuts should end this year

  11% Not sure

 

21* If the Bush Administration tax cuts are allowed to expire, will that help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?

 

  32% Help

  43% Hurt

  16% No impact

    9% Not sure

 

  22* Suppose you had a choice between extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans or extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy. Which would you prefer?

 

43% Extending the Bush Administration tax cuts for all Americans

45% Extending the Bush tax cuts for everyone except the wealthy

12% Not sure

 

23* How would you rate your own personal finances these days?
  

  8% Excellent

30% Good

41% Fair

18% Poor

  4% Not sure

24* Are your personal finances getting better these days, or worse?

  

16% Better

49% Worse

33% About the same

  2% Not sure

 

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence