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Toplines - Minnesota - July 15, 2009

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Minnesota Survey of 500 Likely Voters

July 15, 2009

By Rasmussen Reports

1* 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.

Very Favorable

Somewhat Favorable

Somewhat Unfavorable

Very Unfavorable

Not sure

Norm Coleman






Al Franken






Tim Pawlenty






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

they gotten off on the wrong track?

29% Right direction

59% Wrong track

12% Not sure

3*Generally speaking, how would you rate the U.S. economy these days? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

0% Excellent
4% Good
33% Fair
62% Poor
1% Not sure

4* Are economic conditions in the country getting better or worse?

26% Better
51% Worse
18% Staying the Same

5% Not sure

5* Earlier this year, Congress and the president enacted a $787 billion economic stimulus plan. So far, has the economic stimulus plan helped the economy, hurt the economy or had no impact on the economy?

28% Help
33% Hurt
32% No impact
7% Not sure

6* The federal government is now the majority owner of General Motors and Chrysler. Should the government retain ownership of the auto companies for a long time or should the government sell them to private investors as soon as possible?

8% Government should retain ownership of the auto companies for a long time

84% Government should sell them to private investors as soon as possible

9% Not sure

7* A proposal has been made that would require the government to sell its interest in General Motors and Chrysler within one year. Do you favor or oppose requiring a sale of the auto companies within one year?

62% Favor
24% Oppose
14% Not sure

8* 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?

28% Strongly favor
19% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose
35% Strongly oppose
6% Not sure

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