Minnesota Poll results: Legislative issues

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE
  • Updated: February 22, 2014 - 10:17 PM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults Feb. 10-12, 2014. Respondents were reached on both landlines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

QUESTION: Last year, Minnesota lawmakers raised income taxes on married couples making more than $254,000 and singles making more than $152,000. Do you think they made the right decision or the wrong decision in raising those taxes?

REGIONRIGHTWRONGNOT SURE
STATEWIDE65%24%11%
Hennepin/Ramsey75%16%9%
Metro suburbs68%23%9%
Rest of state54%30%16%
GENDERRIGHTWRONGNOT SURE
Men64%26%10%
Women65%22%13%
AGERIGHTWRONGNOT SURE
18-3475%15%10%
35-4962%27%11%
50-6464%24%12%
65+58%29%13%
INCOMERIGHTWRONGNOT SURE
Under $50,00075%13%12%
$50,000+65%25%10%
PARTY IDRIGHTWRONGNOT SURE
DFL/Democrat92%2%6%
Republican28%52%20%
Independent/other65%26%9%
None/refused67%13%20%
REGISTERED VOTER?RIGHTWRONGNOT SURE
Yes64%24%12%
No71%21%8%

QUESTION: If Minnesota has a budget surplus this year, do you think most of the extra money should be returned to taxpayers, or should most of it be used to pay for additional state services?

REGIONRETURNSPENDSPLIT EVENLYNOT SURE
STATEWIDE60%32%6%2%
Hennepin/Ramsey41%52%5%2%
Metro suburbs61%29%7%3%
Rest of state73%19%7%1%
GENDERRETURNSPENDSPLIT EVENLYNOT SURE
Men68%25%5%2%
Women52%39%7%2%
AGERETURNPENDSPLIT EVENLYNOT SURE
18-3451%39%10%0%
35-4966%24%9%1%
50-6460%34%3%3%
65+59%36%3%2%
INCOMERETURNSPENDSPLIT EVENLYNOT SURE
Under $50,00055%38%5%2%
$50,000+60%31%7%2%
PARTY IDRETURNSPENDSPLIT EVENLYNOT SURE
DFL/Democrat38%51%9%2%
Republican82%15%3%0%
Independent/other66%25%6%3%
None/refused61%31%8%0%
REGISTERED VOTER?RETURNSPENDSPLIT EVENLYNOT SURE
Yes59%33%6%2%
No61%29%10%0%

QUESTION: Do you think Minnesota should or should not permit online gambling?

REGIONSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
STATEWIDE22%65%13%
Hennepin/Ramsey27%57%16%
Metro suburbs25%62%13%
Rest of state17%74%9%
GENDERSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Men24%65%11%
Women21%65%14%
AGESHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
18-3425%58%17%
35-4924%64%12%
50-6424%67%9%
65+14%73%13%
INCOMESHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Under $50,00025%63%12%
$50,000+23%64%13%
PARTY IDSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
DFL/Democrat27%54%19%
Republican11%81%8%
Independent/other28%63%9%
None/refused 23%69%8%
REGISTERED VOTER?SHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Yes22%66%12%
No26%62%12%

QUESTION: Do you think Minnesota should or should not repeal the state law that requires liquor stores to close on Sunday?

REGIONSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
STATEWIDE49%44%7%
Hennepin/Ramsey55%37%8%
Metro suburbs54%40%6%
Rest of state41%51%8%
GENDERSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Men55%40%5%
Women43%48%9%
AGESHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
18-3451%47%2%
35-4955%39%6%
50-6450%39%11%
65+35%54%11%
INCOMESHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Under $50,00051%43%6%
$50,000+51%43%6%
PARTY IDSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
DFL/Democrat64%30%6%
Republican28%63%9%
Independent/other52%41%7%
None/refused38%54%8%
REGISTERED VOTER?SHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Yes48%44%8%
No53%45%2%

QUESTION: Do you think Minnesota should or should not repeal the state law that requires car dealerships to close on Sunday?

REGIONSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
STATEWIDE48%40%12%
Hennepin/Ramsey47%43%10%
Metro suburbs55%35%10%
Rest of state44%42%14%
GENDERSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Men53%39%8%
Women44%41%15%
AGESHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
18-3459%32%9%
35-4949%40%11%
50-6446%42%12%
65+35%49%16%
INCOMESHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Under $50,00052%35%13%
$50,000+50%40%10%
PARTY IDSHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
DFL/Democrat64%26%10%
Republican29%57%14%
Independent/other47%42%11%
None/refused44%43%13%
REGISTERED VOTER?SHOULDSHOULD NOTNOT SURE
Yes48%40%12%
No49%42%9%

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