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Toplines - Minnesota Governor - July 19, 2010

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Minnesota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted July 19, 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?

32% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
38% 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?

24%Strongly approve
25% Somewhat approve
17% Somewhat disapprove
32% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Minnesota Governor’s Race

 

 

Tom Emmer (R)

Mark Dayton (D)

Tom Horner (I)

Not Sure

July 19, 2010

36%

40%

10%

14%

May 24, 2010

37%

35%

12%

16%

 

 

Tom Emmer (R)

Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D)

Tom Horner (I)

Not Sure

July 19, 2010

35%

40%

11%

14%

May 24, 2010

38%

36%

11%

15%

 

 

Tom Emmer (R)

Matt Entenza (D)

Tom Horner (I)

Not Sure

July 19, 2010

36%

37%

12%

15%

May 24, 2010

37%

34%

12%

17%

 

4* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you 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

7%

36%

19%

21%

17%

Kelliher

15%

28%

20%

22%

14%

Dayton

23%

23%

17%

28%

9%

Entenza

13%

27%

21%

20%

19%

Horner

5%

28%

25%

8%

34%

 

5* A proposal has been made to repeal the health care bill and stop it from going into effect. Do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose a proposal to repeal the health care bill?

 

43% Strongly favor

11% Somewhat favor

11% Somewhat oppose

29% Strongly oppose

  5% Not sure

 

6* Suppose the new Arizona immigration law was being considered for your state. Would you favor or oppose passage of that law in your state?

 

62% Favor
27% Oppose
11% Not sure

 

7* The U.S. Justice Department has decided to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Do you agree or disagree with the decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law?

 

33% Agree
55% Disagree
12% Not sure

 

8* Some people believe that the goal of immigration policy should be to keep out national security threats, criminals and those who would come here to live off our welfare system. Beyond that, all immigrants would be welcome. Do you agree or disagree with that goal for immigration policy?

 

59% Agree
25% Disagree
16% Not sure

 

9* Have you ever voted for an independent candidate not affiliated with either major party?

 

63% Yes

31% No

  6% Not sure 

 

10* Are you more likely or less likely to vote for an independent candidate in this election than in past elections?

 

25% More likely

47% Less likely

22% About the same

  6% Not sure


11* Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

  1% Excellent

  6% Good
43% Fair
48% Poor

  3% Not sure

12* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

33% Better

38% Worse
26% Staying the same
  3% Not sure

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