Poll Data: Majority say Dome is good enough

  • Article by: DAVE BRAUNGER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 10, 2011 - 9:55 AM

But the stadium push has gained support since October.

"Do you think the Minnesota Vikings need a new stadium or should they continue using the Metrodome in Minneapolis?"

  Current poll October 2010 May 2006
New stadium 34% 27% 27%
Use Metrodome 62% 66% 63%
Don't know/ refused 4% 7% 10%
  New stadium Use Metrodome Don't know/ refused
Total 34% 62% 4%
Men 41% 56% 3%
Women 26% 68% 6%
Republicans 36% 60% 4%
Democrats 35% 60% 5%
Independents 30% 66% 3%
18-34 39% 57% 4%
35-44 34% 61% 5%
45-64 32% 64% 3%
65+ 25% 70% 5%
Under $30,000 34% 61% 5%
$30,000-$49,999 30% 68% 2%
$50,000-$74,999 40% 56% 4%
$75,000 and up 36% 59% 4%
No college 31% 67% 2%
Some college 34% 63% 4%
College grad 39% 53% 8%
7-county metro 35% 60% 5%
Rest of state 32% 64% 4%

 

"Would you favor or oppose using public money for a new Vikings stadium?"

  Favor Oppose Don't know/ refused
Total 22% 74% 4%
Men 31% 66% 3%
Women 14% 81% 5%
Republicans 30% 67% 3%
Democrats 23% 73% 4%
Independents 18% 79% 3%
18-34 24% 70% 6%
35-44 22% 76% 3%
45-64 24% 73% 3%
65+ 19% 80% 1%
Under $30,000 22% 75% 4%
$30,000-$49,999 21% 78% 1%
$50,000-$74,999 27% 68% 5%
$75,000 and up 24% 73% 3%
No college 21% 77% 2%
Some college 23% 73% 4%
College grad 24% 71% 5%
7-county metro 23% 72% 4%
Rest of state 21% 75% 3%

 

"How important is it to you that the Vikings stay in Minnesota?"

  Very/somewhat important Not too/not at all important Don't know/ refused
Total 66% 33% 1%
Men 69% 31% 0%
Women 62% 36% 2%
Republicans 68% 30% 2%
Democrats 68% 32% 0%
Independents 63% 35% 2%
18-34 67% 33% 0%
35-44 75% 25% 0%
45-64 62% 38% 0%
65+ 58% 38% 4%
Under $30,000 61% 36% 3%
$30,000-$49,999 65% 35% 0%
$50,000-$74,999 73% 27% 0%
$75,000 and up 66% 34% 0%
No college 63% 36% 1%
Some college 68% 32% 0%
College grad 68% 32% 0%
7-county metro 62% 38% 0%
Rest of state 70% 28% 2%

 

"If a new Vikings stadium is built, where do you think it should be located..."

On the site near the Metrodome 24%
On the site of a former munitions plant in Arden Hills 22%
Near Target Field 15%
Some other location 23%
Don't know/ refused 15%

 

"Do you think the Twins' new baseball stadium at Target Field has been worth the public expense or not?"

  Current poll October 2010
Yes, has 55% 48%
No, has not 31% 40%
Don't know/ refused 15% 12%
  Yes, has No, has not Don't know/ refused
Total (current poll) 55% 31% 15%
Men 58% 30% 12%
Women 51% 31% 17%
Republicans 55% 27% 18%
Democrats 65% 22% 13%
Independents 48% 39% 13%
18-34 61% 23% 15%
35-44 64% 24% 12%
45-64 51% 34% 15%
65+ 38% 45% 17%
Under $30,000 44% 33% 22%
$30,000-$49,999 52% 33% 15%
$50,000-$74,999 59% 26% 15%
$75,000 and up 62% 29% 9%
No college 45% 39% 16%
Some college 57% 25% 18%
College grad 66% 25% 10%
7-county metro 59% 28% 14%
Rest of state 51% 34% 15%

Source: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, 806 Minnesota adults, May 2-5. Sampling error +/-4.7 percentage points.

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