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Toplines - Minnesota - January 11, 2010

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Minnesota Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters

Conducted January 11, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

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

25% Strongly approve

25% Somewhat approve

11% Somewhat disapprove

36% Strongly disapprove

4% Not sure

2*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?

37% Yes

46% No

17% Not sure

3* Has Governor Pawlenty’s potential run for President had a positive impact or negative impact on the job he’s been doing as Governor?

22% Positive
43% Negative
26% No impact
9% Not sure

4* 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?

20% Strongly favor
26% Somewhat favor
8% Somewhat oppose
43% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

5* What is the biggest problem with health care - the lack of universal coverage, the cost, the inconvenience of scheduling or the quality of care?

24% Lack of universal coverage

58% Cost

1% Inconvenience of scheduling

10% Quality of care

7% Not sure

6* Do you favor or oppose a single payer health care system where the federal government provides coverage for everyone?

35% Favor

54% Oppose

11% Not sure

7* If the health care reform plan passes, should individual states have the right to opt out of the entire plan?

43% Yes

41% No
16% Not sure

9* Overall, how would you rate President Obama’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan…Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

15% Excellent
31% Good
27% Fair
25% Poor
1% Not sure

10* Who is winning the War on Terrorism…the United States and its allies or the terrorists?

39% The United States and its allies

27% The terrorists

26% Neither

8% Not sure

11* Over the next six months will the situation in Afghanistan get better or worse?

28% Better

34% Worse

22% Stay about the same

15% Not sure

12* Some people say that there is a natural tension between protecting individual rights and national security. In the United States today, does our legal system worry too much about protecting individual rights, too much about protecting national security, or is the balance about right?

44% Legal system worries too much about protecting individual rights
17% Legal system worries too much about protecting national security
28% Balance is about right
11% Not sure

13* 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
16% Somewhat approve
9% Somewhat disapprove
39% 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
28% Somewhat approve
16% Somewhat disapprove
28% Strongly disapprove
2% Not sure

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