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Toplines - Minnesota Governor - September 22, 2010

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Minnesota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 22, 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
20% Somewhat approve
  9% Somewhat disapprove
43% 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
28% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove
31% Strongly disapprove
  1% Not sure

3* 2010 Minnesota Governor’s Race

 

 

Tom Emmer (R)

Mark Dayton (D)

Tom Horner (I)

Some Other Candidate

Not Sure

September 22, 2010

42%

41%

9%

6%

2%

August 12, 2010

36%

45%

10%

x

10%

July 19, 2010

36%

40%

10%

x

14%

May 24, 2010

37%

35%

12%

x

16%

 

*Note: Results from surveys conducted prior to September 22 do not include leaners.

 

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

15%

31%

21%

21%

11%

Dayton

23%

25%

17%

29%

7%

Horner

9%

41%

23%

10%

17%

 

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?

41% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose
30% Strongly oppose
  4% Not sure

 

6* If the health care bill is repealed would that be good for the economy, bad for the economy or would it have no impact on the economy?

 

43% Good
27% Bad
17% No impact

13% Not sure

 

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

 

57% Favor

28% Oppose
15% Not sure

 

8* Would you favor or oppose strict government sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants?

 

70% Favor
  7% Oppose
23% Not sure

 

9* Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement?

 

19% Yes
61% No
20% Not sure

 

10* Is The Tea Party movement good for the country or bad for the country?

 

47% Good

30% Bad

15% Neither

  8% Not sure

 

11* How angry are you at the current policies of the federal government? 2332-29

38% Very angry
23% Somewhat angry
22% Not very angry
13% Not at all angry
  4% Not sure

12* Have the current policies of the federal government put the U.S. economy on the right course?

 

28% Yes
53% No
19% Not sure

 

13* Some people say the nation’s current economic problems are due to the recession which began under the Bush Administration. Others say the problems are being caused more by the policies President Obama has put in place since taking office. Which point of view comes closest to your own?

54% Recession which began under the Bush administration
41% Policies of President Obama
  5% Not sure

14* Who is more to blame for the nation's continuing economic problems - Democrats in Congress, Republicans in Congress or members of Congress from both parties?

 

27% Democrats in Congress
20% Republicans in Congress
52% Members of Congress from both parties

  1% Not sure

 

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