The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about the upcoming race for governor in Minnesota are below. Scroll down the page to see all breakdowns for each question, plus details about how the poll was conducted and the demographics of the 800 respondents.
 

About the poll:

This poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida from Jan. 8 through Jan. 10. A total of 800 registered Minnesota voters were interviewed statewide by telephone.  
 
Those interviewed on land-lines were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers.  A cross-section of exchanges was utilized in order to ensure an accurate reflection of the state. Those interviewed on cell phones were selected from a list of working cell phone numbers.  Quotas were assigned to reflect voter registration by county.
 
The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than ± 3.5 percentage points.  This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the "true" figure would fall within that range if all adults were surveyed.  The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a gender or age grouping.
 

Demographic breakdown of polling sample

In terms of your political party identification, do you generally consider yourself DFL or Democrat, Republican or an independent?

DFL/Democrat   272 (34%)
Republican   259 (32%)
Independent/Other   269 (34%)
AGE:    
18-34   152 (19%)
35-49   231 (29%)
50-64   233 (29%)
65+   182 (23%)
Refused   2 -
INCOME:    
<$25,000   88 (11%)
$25,000-$49,999   138 (17%)
$50,000-$74,999   127 (16%)
$75,000-$99,999   152 (19%)
$100,000+   131 (16%)
Refused   164 (21%)
EDUCATION:    
High School or less   171 (21%)
Some College/Vocational   241 (30%)
College Graduate   367 (46%)
Refused   21 (3%)
GENDER:    
Male   393 (49%)
Female   407 (51%)
REGION:    
Hennepin/Ramsey   260 (33%)
Metro Suburbs   230 (29%)
Southern Minnesota   160 (20%)
Northern Minnesota   150 (19%)
INTERVIEW:    
Land-line   551 (69%)
Cell Phone   249 (31%)