U.S. Senate race
Al Franken gets the backing of 49 percent of likely voters, while Mike McFadden gets 36 percent. But the poll shows that the lead narrows dramatically outside the metro area and flips in northern Minnesota. Updated 4:12 PM
Findings from the latest Star Tribune Minnesota Polls.
A longtime political figure, Dayton has 100 percent name recognition. But Minnesotans are deeply divided on his performance as governor. About 46 percent approve of the way Dayton has done his job, but 45 percent disapprove. That’s a tumble from February’s Minnesota Poll, when Dayton registered a 58 percent approval rating.
Despite that notable drop, Dayton’s campaign manager said the governor was pleased by the size of his lead over Johnson. “We are grateful that so many Minnesotans recognize the progress our state has made during the past four years,” said campaign manager Katharine Tinucci. “The poll tells us to keep working even harder to talk with voters about what we stand for — more jobs for our citizens, the best education for our kids, and government that works better for everyone.”)
The latest Minnesota Poll finds 63 percent in state are at least “somewhat” worried.
Marketing on a stick the the MNsure, The marketing Biltz is to begin a...
Republicans expect decline under law, DFLers expect same or better.
House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt, from left, House Speaker Paul Thissen, Senate Majority Leader Thomas Bakk and Senate Minority Leader David Hann discuss the agenda for the upcoming legislative session.
Democrats in charge of the state House and Senate will come to St. Paul on Tuesday to kick off a legislative session where they hope to fine-tune a winning message for voters — that DFL rule has produced more stable state finances, improved education and in general made life better for Minnesotans.
An old taconite mine in Hoyt Lake will be brought back to life when Po...
Among Minnesotans who have an opinion on the issue, the largest group supports approval for a controversial copper mine proposed for the northeast corner of the state, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Target’s outreach to customers after the data breach included an apology, a store discount for a limited time and free credit monitoring. About half of poll respondents were “somewhat satisfied” with that.
Poll finds 82 percent see no cause to change their shopping habits.
Barbara Johnson, owner of Lyle's Cafe in Winthrop, Minn., speaks in support of a bill to raise Minnesota's minimum wage.
Nearly 80 percent in poll say increase minimum wage.
Dec. 27, 2013: Marijuana plants grow under special lights inside the grow facility at Medicine Man marijuana dispensary in Denver.
As legislators draft bills to legalize doctor-prescribed marijuana, public remains split.
Sen. Al Franken
The first-term senator’s approval and disapproval ratings have both increased.
Gov. Mark Dayton
As re-election nears, more than half of voters give governor a thumbs-up.
President Obama in Minneapolis in February 2013.
President Obama’s job approval rating has turned negative for the first time since 2009, according to the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll, with fully half of Minnesotans saying they disapprove of his performance as president. Obama’s job approval rating in the new poll has fallen to 43 percent.
Rabbi Michael Latz got a kiss from his daughter after speaking at a Feb. 27, 2013, press conference introducing a bill to legalize same-sex marriages in Minnesota. He was there with husband Michael Simon, center. Surrounded by same-sex couples and their children, Sen. Scott Dibble and Rep. Karen Clark introduced their bill.
Months after an amendment to ban the unions was rejected, 53 percent opposes legalizing them.
An evidence technician from Carver County Sheriff's Office showed some...
Minnesotans across the state strongly support background checks for all gun sales, including for guns sold privately or at gun shows, the Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.
Many Minnesotans say they would be willing to pay sales tax for the first time on clothing items above $100, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.
A narrow majority of Minnesotans favors Gov. Mark Dayton’s plan to raise taxes on the state’s top earners, and nearly as many say they would be willing to pay sales tax for the first time on clothing items above $100, a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll has found.
Mitt Romney, left, and President Barack Obama.
The president's 3-point lead in state is within poll's margin of error.
Graphic showing wedding rings.
Support for gay marriage ban is shy of level needed to amend Constitution.
More than half of those surveyed support a constitutional amendment requiring photo ID.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar spoke to supporters at a Douglas County DFL headqua...
Poll shows commanding advantage in support, recognition.
Governor Mark Dayton.
March 23, 2010 file photo
State Rep. Kurt Bills, left, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar debated at the Minnesota State Fair.
First-term U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has support from a wide range of voters while her opponent, Kurt Bills, still lacks name recognition.
In this photo combination, President Barack Obama, left, reaches out t...
First Lady Michelle Obama greets supporters after speaking at Richmond...
The female vote has emerged as a crucial battleground in a presidential race that could be decided by several hundred thousand independent women in November
Nearly half of Minnesotans questioned say it's their top issue in the presidential election.
Minnesotans for and against the anti-gay Marriage Amendment gathered outside the House chambers last year.
Sauk Rapids, Minn., residents Carol and Alan Zeringue exit the Sauk Ra...