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Toplines - Minnesota Governor - May 24, 2010

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Minnesota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted May 24, 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?

36% Strongly approve
17% Somewhat approve
12% Somewhat disapprove
34% 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?

22%Strongly approve
30% Somewhat approve
10% Somewhat disapprove
36% Strongly disapprove
  2% Not sure

3* 2010 Minnesota Governor’s Race

 

                               
 

Tom   Emmer (R)

 
 

37%

 
 

Mark   Dayton (D)

 
 

35%

 
 

Tom   Horner (I)

 
 

12%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

16%

 

 

                               
 

Tom   Emmer (R)

 
 

38%

 
 

Margaret   Anderson Kelliher (D)

 
 

36%

 
 

Tom   Horner (I)

 
 

11%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

15%

 

 

                               
 

Tom   Emmer (R)

 
 

37%

 
 

Matt Entenza (D)

 
 

34%

 
 

Tom   Horner (I)

 
 

12%

 
 

Not sure

 
 

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

 
 

13%

 
 

32%

 
 

13%

 
 

18%

 
 

24%

 
 

Kelliher

 
 

18%

 
 

27%

 
 

20%

 
 

16%

 
 

19%

 
 

Dayton

 
 

18%

 
 

30%

 
 

13%

 
 

26%

 
 

14%

 
 

Entenza

 
 

9%

 
 

29%

 
 

24%

 
 

10%

 
 

27%

 
 

Horner

 
 

5%

 
 

25%

 
 

25%

 
 

11%

 
 

36%

 

 

5* Suppose Governor Tim Pawlenty runs for President in 2012 and wins the Republican nomination. If Pawlenty was the Republican Presidential candidate, would you vote for him?

 

       35% Yes
       49% No
       16% Not sure

 

6* 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?

 

41% Strongly favor

  9% Somewhat favor

11% Somewhat oppose

32% Strongly oppose

  7% Not sure

 

7* How closely have you followed news stories about the new immigration law in Arizona?

 

45% Very closely
35% Somewhat closely
14% Not very closely
  4% Not at all
  2% Not sure

 

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


53% Favor

34% Oppose
14% Not sure

 

9* Suppose a police officer stops someone for a traffic violation or a violation of some other law. If the police officer suspects that the person they stopped might be an illegal immigrant, should the officer be required to check their immigration status?

 

62% Yes
27% No
11% Not sure

 

10* Do you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or very unfavorable impression of Elena Kagan?

 

11% Very favorable

21% Somewhat favorable

18% Somewhat unfavorable

15% Very unfavorable

36% Not sure

 

11* The U.S. Senate has the constitutional authority to confirm all Supreme Court nominees. Based upon what you know at this time, should the U.S. Senate confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court Justice?

 

38% Yes

33% No

28% Not sure

 

12* How confident are you that Congress knows what it's doing when it comes to addressing the country’s current economic problems?

  5% Very confident
22% Somewhat confident
32% Not very confident
38% Not at all confident
  2% Not sure

13* How confident are you that your representatives in Congress are actually representing your best interests?

13% Very confident
25% Somewhat confident
29% Not very confident
29% Not at all confident
  3% Not sure

14* Would a group of people selected at random from the phone book do a better job addressing the nation’s problems than the current Congress?

33% Yes
47% No
20% Not sure

15* Is the United States of America the last best hope of mankind?

 

37% Yes
27% No
35% Not sure

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