Minnesota Poll results: U.S. Sentate Race

  • By: DAVE BRAUNGER
  • Updated: September 27, 2012 - 10:36 AM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 800 likely Minnesota voters Sept. 17-19. The margin of sampling error is +-3.5 percentage points.

MINNESOTA POLL: U.S. SENATE RACE

QUESTION: Do you recognize the name ________?

(IF YES) Do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of ________?

RECOGNIZE
FAVORABLE
RECOGNIZE
UNFAVORABLE
RECOGNIZE
NEUTRAL
DON'T
RECOGNIZE
SENATE
Amy Klobuchar53%25%22%-
Kurt Bills10% 10% 18% 62%

QUESTION: If the 2012 election for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for:

  • Amy Klobuchar, the DFL candidate
  • Kurt Bills, the Republican candidate
  • One of the other candidates
KLOBUCHAR BILLSOTHERUNDECIDED
STATE57%28%7%8%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey 65%20%8%7%
Metro Suburbs 50%35%6%9%
Rochester/Southeast53%33%6%8%
Southwest Minnesota46%26%9%19%
Northwest Minnesota54%33%5%8%
Duluth/Northeast68%20%7%5%
SEX
Men52%34%5%9%
Women62%21%9%8%
AGE
18-3461%20%12%7%
35-4956%30%6%8%
50-6459%30%4%7%
65+55%27%7%11%
INCOME
<$50,00061%22%10%7%
$50,000+54%33%4%9%
PARTY
Democrat93%1%4%2%
Republican15%66%4%15%
Independent49%27%12%12%

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of Amy Klobuchar's job performance as U.S. Senator?

APPROVEDISAPPROVEUNDECIDED
STATE60%27%13%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey 64%23%13%
Metro Suburbs55%34%11%
Rochester/Southeast60%32%8%
Southwest Minnesota54%26%20%
Northwest Minnesota57%25%18%
Duluth/Northeast69%17%14%
SEX
Men55%31%14%
Women64%24%12%
AGE
18-3460%25%15%
35-4962%27%11%
50-6461%28%11%
65+56%27%17%
INCOME
<$50,00061%26%13%
$50,000+58%28%14%
PARTY ID
Democrat88%9%3%
Republican25%57%18%
Independent54%24%22%

MINNESOTA'S OTHER SENATOR: AL FRANKEN

Sen. Al Franken is not up for re-election this year, but the poll asked respondents about Franken's job performance and whether they have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of him.

QUESTION:Do you recognize the name ________?

(IF YES) Do you have a favorable, unfavorable or neutral opinion of ________?

RECOGNIZE
FAVORABLE
RECOGNIZE
UNFAVORABLE
RECOGNIZE
NEUTRAL
DON'T
RECOGNIZE
Al Franken 44% 39% 17% -

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of Al Franken's job performance as U.S. Senator?

APPROVEDISAPPROVEUNDECIDED
STATE52%40%8%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey58%34%8%
Metro Suburbs44%48%8%
Rochester/Southeast50%44%6%
Southwest Minnesota48%38%14%
Northwest Minnesota49%45%6%
Duluth/Northeast61%31%8%
SEX
Men44%49%7%
Women60%32%8%
AGE
18-3454%35%11%
35-4952%43%5%
50-6452%39%9%
65+50%41%9%
INCOME
<$50,00061%30%9%
$50,000+46%48%6%
PARTY ID
Democrat88%6%6%
Republican11%85%4%
Independent41%45%14%

SOURCE: Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, Sept. 17-19, 800 likely voters, margin of error +/-3.5 percentage points.

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