Minnesota Poll

The Minnesota Poll is conducted regularly by the Star Tribune on important issues to Minnesotans.

Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Bu

Minnesota Poll: Evenly split on Kavanaugh before accusation

Minnesotans are evenly split on the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh in a new Star Tribune-MPR News Minnesota Poll taken before an allegation of sexual assault against him surfaced.
Republican Karin Housley, left, and, to a lesser extent, DFLer Tina Smith remain unfamiliar to many Minnesota voters.

Minnesota Poll: Tina Smith leads Karin Housley for Senate

September 17, 2018
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has an imposing lead over Republican challenger Jim Newberger, while U.S. Sen. Tina Smith holds a much smaller advantage over state Sen. Karin Housley in the special election race for Minnesota's other U.S. Senate seat.
Candidates for Minnesota governor Tim Walz, left, and Jeff Johnson have sketched out starkly different visions for the future of state government.

Minnesota Poll: Tim Walz leads Jeff Johnson

September 16, 2018
DFLer Tim Walz holds a 9-point advantage over Republican Jeff Johnson in the race for governor with less than two months to the election. The poll finds about one in six voters still undecided in the race.
Politics
April 23, 2018
Complete Minnesota Poll results: State gun legislation

Complete Minnesota Poll results: State gun legislation

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 625 Minnesota registered voters between April 15 and April 18 about gun ownership, gun violence and gun control. Scroll…
Politics
April 21, 2018
Complete Minnesota Poll results: Gun laws

Complete Minnesota Poll results: Gun laws

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 625 Minnesota registered voters between April 15 and April 18 about gun ownership, gun violence and gun control. Scroll…
Politics
April 19, 2018
Complete Minnesota Poll results: Taxes

Complete Minnesota Poll results: Taxes

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about the recent federal tax law signed by…
Politics
January 19, 2018
Complete Minnesota Poll results: Governor's race

Complete Minnesota Poll results: Governor's race

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…
Politics
January 18, 2018
President Donald Trump places his hand over the tax bill before signing it in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in Washington

Minn Poll: Mixed views of tax changes include majority seeing rich gaining most

But slightly higher approval numbers came from Minnesotans who earn less than $50,000 a year than those who make more.
Local
January 17, 2018
Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken smiled as his successor U.S. Sen. Tina Smith spoke fondly of him during Walter Mondale's birthday program Saturday night.

Minnesota Poll: Majority of women say they have been sexually harassed

Half of all respondents say it's a major problem in the workplace.
Politics
January 17, 2018
Complete Minnesota Poll results: Sexual harassment

Complete Minnesota Poll results: Sexual harassment

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about workplace sexual harassment and the fallout of…
Local
January 16, 2018
Former U.S. Sen. Al Franken smiled as his successor U.S. Sen. Tina Smith spoke fondly of him during Walter Mondale's birthday program Saturday night.

Minn. Poll: Franken accusers believed; resignation not needed

A majority of voters in the state believe Al Franken groped or sexually harassed multiple women, but more voters believe he should not have resigned from the U.S. Senate than those who think he should have, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Politics
January 15, 2018
Minnesota Poll results: What Minnesotans think about Al Franken's resignation

Minnesota Poll results: What Minnesotans think about Al Franken's resignation

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about Al Franken's resignation from the Senate amid…
Local
January 15, 2018
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

Minnesota Poll: State split on Russia meddling, Trump ties

Half of Minnesota residents are very or somewhat concerned about Russian interference in U.S. elections, but there's less certainty around the question of whether people connected to President Donald Trump engaged in improper coordination.
Politics
January 14, 2018
Minnesota Poll results: What Minnesotans think about possible collusion with Russia

Minnesota Poll results: What Minnesotans think about possible collusion with Russia

The Star Tribune poll interviewed Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and…
Politics
January 14, 2018
President Donald Trump spoke during a prison reform roundtable at the White House on Thursday in Washington.

Minn. Poll split over Trump's job, but majority sees his temperament as being unfit

A majority of Minnesotans say he lacks presidential temperament, but a stark divide remains when it comes to gauging job performance.
Politics
January 13, 2018
Minnesota Poll results: Donald Trump's favorability ratings

Minnesota Poll results: Donald Trump's favorability ratings

To mark President Donald Trump's first year in office, the Star Tribune polled Minnesota registered voters between Jan. 8 and Jan. 10. Highlights from questions…
Local
May 4, 2017
A man uses his cellphone while driving in downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday, a common sight.

Minnesota should toughen driver texting laws, poll shows

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll found that nearly 80 percent want texting to be punished on par with drunken driving. At the same time, most of those polled say they personally aren't the problem.
Politics
May 3, 2017
Hennepin County Medical Center Surgical ICU.

Minnesotans evenly split over Affordable Care Act, poll finds

Although a larger number say it has done more good than harm, divisions along party and geographic lines show the challenges ahead, according to the latest Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Politics
May 3, 2017
The light rail filled up after a Luke Bryan concert at US Bank Stadium in August 2016.

Minnesota Poll finds 54 percent back taxpayer spending on light rail expansion

A majority of Minnesotans support using taxpayer dollars to build two planned Twin Cities light rail lines, according to the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Politics
May 3, 2017
Gov. Mark Dayton talked at a news conference in October.

Minnesota Poll: Approval rating hits an all-time high for Dayton

The governor enters his final 18 months in office with more than three out of five Minnesotans — 62 percent — approving of his performance, according to the new poll.
Politics
May 3, 2017

Most Minnesotans say Legislature should not block cities on wages, sick leave

A majority of Minnesotans do not support a Republican initiative at the Legislature to block cities from setting their own workplace rules like local minimum…
Politics
May 3, 2017

Most favor broad tax breaks over those targeted to few, Minnesota Poll finds

Given a choice on how the Legislature should cut taxes, nearly half of Minnesotans said they’d prefer reduced income taxes for all, according to the…
Local
May 1, 2017
The Minnesota Poll found more mixed feelings toward other Trump positions on foreign policy, immigration and homeland security.

Minnesotans favor Syria strikes, oppose wall, deporting

Minnesota Poll: A large majority of Minnesotans support President Donald Trump's decision to order missile strikes against Syria but oppose other top priorities he has on national security.
Politics
May 1, 2017
President Donald Trump pauses as he boards Air Force One, Saturday, April, 29, 2017, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Harrisburg, Pa.

Poll: Majority of Minnesotans want independent probe of Trump-Russia ties

A majority of Minnesotans support an independent investigation into possible campaign-season contact between Russia and associates of President Donald Trump but are divided over whether…
Politics
April 30, 2017
President Donald Trump spoke in Harrisburg, Pa., on Saturday. As Trump reaches the 100-day mark in the White House, only 40 percent of voters in the s

Poll: Trump has 40% approval rating among Minnesotans

As Donald Trump reaches Day 100 as president, the poll shows a stark divide: Most Minnesotans outside the Twin Cities area continue to back him.
Politics
April 30, 2017
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) confer on a break during the second day of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmatio

Klobuchar, Franken both get high marks from Minnesotans

Large majorities approve of the job performance of both Democratic senators, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Politics
April 30, 2017
Minnesota Poll results: Donald Trump's favorability ratings

Minnesota Poll results: Donald Trump's favorability ratings

To mark President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, the Star Tribune polled registered Minnesota voters between April 24 and April 26. Highlights from…
Politics
October 28, 2016
In this Oct. 23, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Charlotte, N.C.

2016 Minnesota Poll: 54% say Clinton not truthful about her e-mail

A majority in the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll also say recent leaks of her paid speeches and hacked e-mails are damaging to her presidential bid.
Politics
October 26, 2016
Statewide, 55 percent of likely voters in the Minnesota poll say the comments captured on a 2005 video that emerged publicly earlier in October disqua

2016 Minn. Poll: Majority say Trump unfit for job because of lewd remarks

The poll results also reflect a dramatic gender divide that has been evident through much of the campaign.
Local
October 25, 2016
In an important measure of momentum, Hillary Clinton seized the lead from Donald Trump among independent voters, a group he had been winning in the pr

2016 Minnesota Poll: Clinton widens lead over Trump to 8 points

Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump is 2 points larger than in the last Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, in mid-September. She holds a huge lead in the state's two most populous counties, Hennepin and Ramsey.