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Toplines - Minnesota - September 15, 2009

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Minnesota State Survey of 500 Likely Voters
Conducted September 15, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports

1* 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 she’s been doing?

26% Strongly approve
30% Somewhat approve
13% Somewhat disapprove
30% Strongly disapprove
1% Not sure

2* How would you rate the way that Al Franken is performing his role as Senator….excellent good fair or poor?

19% Excellent
22% Good
23% Fair
31% Poor

6% Not sure

3* How would you rate the way that Amy Klobuchar is performing her role as Senator….excellent good fair or poor?

32% Excellent
24% Good
23% Fair
19% Poor

3% Not sure

4* How likely is it that Tim Pawlenty will run for President in 2012?

29% Very likely

43% Somewhat likely

14% Not very likely
4% Not at all likely
10% Not sure

5* If Pawlenty runs how likely is it that he will win the Republican nomination for President?

16% Very likely

34% Somewhat likely

29% Not very likely
7% Not at all likely
14% Not sure

6* How concerned are you about the amount of time Governor Pawlenty is traveling out of the state?

30% Very concerned
20% Somewhat concerned
28% Not very concerned

18% Not at all concerned
4% Not sure

7* 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?

29% Strongly favor
20% Somewhat favor

12% Somewhat oppose

36% Strongly oppose
3% Not sure

8* In reacting to the nation’s current economic problems, what worries you more….that the federal government will do too much or that the federal government will not do enough?

51% Federal government will do too much

38% Federal government will not do enough

10% Not sure

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