Poll results: Education, crime are top issues for Minneapolis voters

  • Updated: September 16, 2013 - 5:52 AM

A poll conducted for the Star Tribune of 800 Minneapolis likely voters finds that education and crime got the most mentions as the single most important issue facing the city. The poll was conducted Sept. 8-10 and has a margin of sampling error of 3.5 percentage points, plus or minus.

  Total Gender Age Race Party Ideology Labor union member? Education Religion Income
LV's Male Female 18
-39
40
-64
65+ White Black Other Republican Democrat Other Conservative Moderate Liberal Not
sure
Yes No Not
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High school, did not graduate High school graduate College, did not complete College graduate Graduate school Not
sure
Evangelical Christian Protestant Catholic Other Under
$30K
$30K
-$50K
$50K
-$100K
$100K
-$200K
$200K+ Not
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Which of the following would you say is the single most important issue facing the city?
Property taxes17%21%14%12%23%21%16%17%25%27%11%24%30%22%11%2%24%16%4%16%17%22%20%12%29%18%19%21%15%15%10%20%20%37%23%
Crime24%27%21%23%23%30%20%32%30%15%25%25%33%28%19%6%19%25%7%12%33%32%23%20%2%43%30%24%12%23%43%18%18%12%23%
Education27%28%26%26%29%24%28%25%24%31%31%21%14%21%35%30%30%26%26%59%39%19%25%29%0%22%21%24%34%27%12%33%30%28%40%
Affordable housing9%5%12%9%9%6%9%10%6%1%12%7%2%11%8%34%9%8%38%1%5%13%7%9%36%4%9%10%10%19%15%3%3%0%1%
Transportation6%8%4%9%3%4%8%3%4%7%8%3%6%2%9%0%7%6%0%0%0%1%9%7%0%3%4%3%9%1%9%6%10%0%0%
Racial disparities9%4%15%12%7%8%9%13%5%8%10%8%3%9%12%9%10%9%1%0%0%4%7%18%0%6%10%7%12%8%3%12%14%23%2%
Police misconduct2%3%2%2%2%2%3%0%1%3%1%4%4%2%2%0%1%2%0%4%2%4%3%0%0%1%1%5%2%1%3%3%0%0%2%
Some other issue2%3%1%3%1%2%3%0%2%5%2%3%4%3%2%0%0%3%0%0%1%1%3%3%0%0%2%4%3%4%1%3%2%0%4%
Not sure3%2%5%4%2%4%4%0%4%4%1%6%3%3%3%19%1%3%24%8%2%4%4%2%32%3%4%2%3%2%5%3%3%0%5%
How safe do you feel in downtown Minneapolis?
Very safe23%26%19%22%26%14%24%19%23%11%28%20%12%20%30%9%19%24%26%21%13%9%25%32%0%21%23%20%25%12%16%32%25%32%13%
Somewhat safe52%43%62%50%56%50%56%62%27%69%53%46%53%51%54%25%60%51%35%24%67%68%52%43%68%49%56%48%55%62%49%48%58%53%57%
Not very safe18%23%13%22%13%20%16%16%28%17%16%21%29%22%11%31%9%20%4%44%11%14%17%22%0%22%16%21%15%13%25%18%13%14%22%
Not at all safe4%5%2%3%4%6%3%0%14%1%2%8%5%3%4%5%11%2%0%3%6%6%4%2%0%2%3%9%3%8%6%1%5%1%1%
Not sure3%2%3%3%1%10%2%2%8%1%2%4%2%4%1%31%0%2%35%9%3%4%3%1%32%6%2%2%2%4%5%2%0%0%7%
Should the mayor be able to appoint some members to the Minneapolis School Board, or should all of them continue to be elected positions?
The mayor should be able to appoint some21%23%20%20%23%22%20%27%20%32%22%17%17%26%22%0%33%19%1%4%32%18%24%18%7%14%20%20%26%24%10%25%22%43%6%
All of them should remain elected positions68%70%66%69%66%72%67%66%72%61%64%76%78%67%65%47%62%70%39%88%64%63%66%73%61%78%74%77%56%60%82%67%64%44%76%
Not sure11%8%14%11%11%6%13%7%8%7%14%7%5%7%13%53%5%11%60%8%4%20%10%9%32%8%6%3%18%16%7%8%14%12%18%
 
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