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Toplines - Minnesota Pawlenty - May 18, 2009

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Minnesota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

May 18, 2009

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?

45% Strongly approve

21% Somewhat approve

11% Somewhat disapprove

22% 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?

28% Strongly approve

25% Somewhat approve

20% Somewhat disapprove

26% 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?

19% Right direction

62% Wrong track

19% Not sure

4* Should Minnesota families making more than $250,000 per year pay more in state income taxes?

57% Yes

34% No

9% Not sure

5* How likely is it that Governor Pawlenty will run for President?

17% Very likely

42% Somewhat likely

24% Not very likely

5% Not at all likely

11% Not sure

6* Fine, how likely is it that Governor Pawlenty will win the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012?

7% Very likely

30% Somewhat likely

39% Not very likely

16% Not at all likely

8% Not sure

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