Minnesota Poll results: Income, cigarette tax hikes

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE
  • Updated: June 27, 2013 - 7:06 AM

The Star Tribune Minnesota Poll surveyed 800 Minnesota adults June 11-13. Respondents were reached on both land lines and cell phones. The poll has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

QUESTION: The Legislature approved, and Governor Mark Dayton signed into law, a $2 billion tax increase that mostly raises taxes on top wage earners. Do you support or oppose this action?

SUPPORTOPPOSEUNDECIDED
TOTAL58%36%6%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey72%26%2%
Metro Suburbs49%43%8%
Rest of State52%40%8%
GENDER
Men46%48%6%
Women68%26%6%
AGE
18-3467%25%8%
35-4951%42%7%
50-6451%45%4%
65+62%35%3%
INCOME
<$50,00056%37%7%
$50,000+59%36%5%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat93%3%4%
Republican22%76%2%
Independent54%35%11%
None35%53%12%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes59%36%5%
No50%40%10%

QUESTION: The Legislature and Governor Dayton also approved a tax increase of $1.60 per pack of cigarettes. Do you support or oppose this action?

SUPPORTOPPOSEUNDECIDED
TOTAL64%32%4%
REGION
Hennepin/Ramsey73%22%5%
Metro Suburbs56%41%3%
Rest of State62%33%5%
GENDER
Men58%39%3%
Women69%26%5%
AGE
18-3472%27%1%
35-4958%36%6%
50-6463%33%4%
65+62%33%5%
INCOME
<$50,00062%31%7%
$50,000+65%34%1%
PARTY ID
DFL/Democrat86%14%0
Republican41%54%5%
Independent62%30%8%
None48%40%12%
REGISTERED VOTER?
Yes64%32%4%
No61%32%7%

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