Minnesota Poll results: U.S. Senate race

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE
  • Updated: October 30, 2012 - 6:30 AM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 likely Minnesota voters Oct. 23-25. 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: 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
Amy Klobuchar58%12%29%1%
Kurt Bills12%10%26%52%

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
KLOBUCHARBILLSOTHERUNDECIDED
STATE65%22%1%12%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey72%17%1%10%
Rest of Metro Suburbs56%27%2%15%
Rest of State65%23%1%11%
SEX
Men63%26%1%10%
Women67%19%1%13%
AGE
18-3470%19%2%9%
35-4961%26%1%12%
50-6464%22%1%13%
65+67%20%1%12%
INCOME
<$50,00066%22%2%10%
$50,000+65%23%1%11%
PARTY
Democrat87%5%-8%
Republican37%47%2%14%
Independent66%18%2%14%

DEMOGRAPHICS OF RESPONDENTS:

In terms of your political party identification, do you generally consider yourself DFL or Democrat, Republican or an independent?
DFL/Democrat303(38%)
Republican264(33%)
Independent/Other233(29%)
AGE:
18-34121(15%)
35-49250(31%)
50-64222(28%)
65+205(26%)
Refused2
INCOME:
<$25,000 62(8%)
$25,000-$49,999173(22%)
$50,000-$74,999145(18%)
$75,000-$99,999127(16%)
$100,000+158(20%)
Refused135(17%)
SEX:
Male385(48%)
Female415(52%)
REGION:
Hennepin/Ramsey260(33%)
Rest of Metro Suburbs225(28%)
Rochester/Southeast90(11%)
Southwest Minnesota65(8%)
Northwest Minnesota80(10%)
Duluth/Northeast80(10%)

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