KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll Results

Updated: 02/11/2013 10:43 AM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

SurveyUSA interviewed 500 Minnesota adults Feb. 1-5 using blended sample, mixed-mode.

Respondents reachable on a home telephone (70% of adults) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer.

Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (30% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other electronic device.

(Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research)

 

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Mark Dayton is doing as Governor?  

50% Approve
35% Disapprove
15% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%


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Do you approve? Or disapprove? Of the job the state legislature is doing?  

25% Approve
60% Disapprove
15% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

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Do you approve or disapprove of the job Amy Klobuchar is doing as United States Senator?  

60% Approve
31% Disapprove
9% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%


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Do you approve or disapprove of the job Al Franken is doing as United States Senator?  

47% Approve
40% Disapprove
13% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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There is a proposal to lower the state sales tax rate, but expand the tax to include many consumer services, like haircuts, golf lessons, and auto repairs. Do you support? Or do you oppose? This proposal?  

35% Support
55% Oppose
10% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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There is also a proposal to require businesses to pay sales tax on many business services, like legal, accounting, and consulting services. Do you support? Or do you oppose? This proposal?  

34% Support
59% Oppose
8% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

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Minnesota currently has no sales tax on clothing. Another proposal would extend the sales tax to articles of clothing that cost more than $100. Do you support? Or do you oppose? This proposal?  

49% Support
46% Oppose
5% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Should online retailers who have no stores in Minnesota be required to collect sales tax on internet purchases made by Minnesota residents? Or not?  

32% Should
61% Should Not
7% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

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On income taxes, a proposal would increase the income tax rate on single taxpayers earning more than $150,000 in taxable income and on couples earning more than $250,000. Do you support? Or do you oppose? This proposal?  

65% Support
30% Oppose
5% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.3%

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What do you think is the best way to balance the state's $1.1 billion budget deficit? Mostly through spending cuts? Mostly through tax increases? Or through an even split of spending cuts and tax increases?  

45% Spending Cuts
9% Tax Increases
45% Even Split
2% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Do you support? ... or oppose? ... a law requiring a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons?  

60% Support
35% Oppose
6% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

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Do you support? ... or oppose? ... a law that limits how much ammunition a gun or gun magazine can hold at once?  

59% Support
35% Oppose
6% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

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Do you support? ... or oppose? ... a law that requires that anyone who sells a gun do a background check on the buyer, including gun sales between private individuals?  

75% Support
21% Oppose
4% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.9%
 

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Do you think teachers who are licensed to carry a handgun should? or should not? be allowed to carry their gun while in school?  

39% Should
54% Should Not
6% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Should a police officer be assigned to every Minnesota school?  

37% Yes
51% No
12% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Should the Minnesota state law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Or should it be left as it is?  

42% Should Be Changed
54% Should Be Left As It Is
4% Not Sure

Asked of 500 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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