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Toplines - Minnesota - March 3, 2009

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Minnesota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

March 3, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President-Elect… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

47% Strongly approve

14% Somewhat approve

12% Somewhat disapprove

26% 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

32% Somewhat approve

25% Somewhat disapprove

19% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

3* Generally speaking, do you feel things in Minnesota are going in the right direction or have

they gotten off on the wrong track?

24% Right direction

62% Wrong track

14% Not sure

4*Should Governor Tim Pawlenty accept the economic stimulus money?

67% Yes
17% No
17% Not sure

5* Should Tim Pawlenty run for President in 2012?

22% Yes
61% No
17% Not sure

6* How confident are you state lawmakers to successfully deal with the current budget crisis?

10% Very confident

31% Somewhat confident

42% Not very confident

16% Not at all confident

2% Not sure

7* How would you rate the way that Barack Obama has handled the economic crisis….excellent, good, fair or poor?

27% Excellent
26% Good

16% Fair

30% Poor

1% Not sure

8* Will the stimulus bill help the economy, hurt the economy, or have little impact on the economy?

40% Help

28% Hurt

25% No impact

7% Not sure

9* If your representative in Congress voted for the stimulus plan, would that make more likely to vote for your representative, less likely to vote for your representative, or would it have no impact on your vote?

27% More likely

32% Less likely

40% No impact

1% Not sure

10* How likely is it that the final economic recovery plan passed by Congress will make things worse instead of better?

29% Very likely

22% Somewhat likely

32% Not very likely

7% Not at all likely

10% Not sure

11* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: No matter how bad things are, Congress can always find a way to make them worse?

52% Agree
30% Disagree
18% Not sure

12* Should taxpayer money be used to build a stadium for the Minnesota Vikings?

18% Yes
76% No
5% Not sure

13* How worried are you that the Vikings will leave if they do not get taxpayer money for a new stadium?

13% Very worried

19% Somewhat worried

34% Not very worried

31% Not at all worried

3% Not sure

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