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Toplines - Minnesota Governor - March 10, 2010

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Minnesota Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted March 10, 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?

31% Strongly approve
18% Somewhat approve
11% Somewhat disapprove
38% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Minnesota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

Conducted March 10, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Election 2010: Minnesota Governor

Tom Emmer (R)

35%

Mark Dayton (D)

38%

Tom Horner (I)

7%

Not sure

20%

Tom Emmer (R)

37%

Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D)

34%

Tom Horner (I)

10%

Not sure

18%

Tom Emmer (R)

35%

R.T. Rybak (D)

38%

Tom Horner (I)

9%

Not sure

18%

Marty Seifert (R)

39%

Mark Dayton (D)

38%

Tom Horner (I)

7%

Not sure

16%

Marty Seifert (R)

39%

Margaret Anderson Kelliher (D)

35%

Tom Horner (I)

8%

Not sure

19%

Marty Seifert (R)

38%

R.T. Rybak (D)

38%

Tom Horner (I)

8%

Not sure

16%

Tom Emmer (R)

36%

Tom Bakk (D)

29%

Tom Horner (I)

8%

Not sure

27%

Tom Emmer (R)

38%

Tom Rukavina (D)

29%

Tom Horner (I)

7%

Not sure

25%

Tom Emmer (R)

37%

Matt Entenza (D)

28%

Tom Horner (I)

8%

Not sure

26%

Marty Seifert (R)

37%

Tom Bakk (D)

30%

Tom Horner (I)

9%

Not sure

24%

Marty Seifert (R)

39%

Tom Rukavina (D)

30%

Tom Horner (I)

9%

Not sure

22%

Marty Seifert (R)

38%

Matt Entenza (D)

30%

Tom Horner (I)

9%

Not sure

23%

2* Favorables for Candidates in Minnesota Governor’s Race

Candidate

Very favorable

Somewhat favorable

Somewhat unfavorable

Very unfavorable

Not sure

Emmer

11%

27%

18%

8%

36%

Kelliher

13%

26%

22%

19%

21%

Rybak

22%

27%

18%

19%

14%

Dayton

22%

22%

15%

30%

11%

Seifert

14%

27%

17%

16%

27%

Bakk

4%

23%

13%

9%

51%

Rukavina

6%

21%

14%

13%

46%

Entenza

9%

18%

15%

16%

42%

3* Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional Democrats?

24% Strongly favor
18% Somewhat favor
9% Somewhat oppose
44% Strongly oppose
4% Not sure

4* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the issue of healthcare reform…excellent, good, fair or poor?

15% Excellent
18% Good
17% Fair
48% Poor
2 Not sure

5* What would be a better strategy to reform the healthcare system...passing a comprehensive bill that covers all aspects of the healthcare system or passing smaller bills that address problems individually?

31% Passing a comprehensive bill that cover all aspects of the healthcare system

55% Passing smaller bills that address problems individually

14% Not sure

6* When it comes to health care decisions, who do you fear the most: the federal government or private insurance companies?

49% Federal government
45% Private insurance companies
7% Not sure

7* A year from today, will the U.S. economy be stronger than it is now, or weaker?

41% Stronger

31% Weaker

21% About the same

7% Not sure

8* Is it possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job?

27% Yes
54% No
19% Not sure

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