Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10338

Geography Surveyed: Minnesota
Data Collected: 09/25/2006 - 09/27/2006
Release Date: 09/28/2006 12:35 PM ET
Sponsors: KAAL-TV Rochester-Mason City-Austin, KSTP-TV Minneapolis, WDIO-TV Duluth

Pawlenty, Hatch Tied in MN : In an election for Governor of Minnesota today, 9/28/06, Republican incumbent Tim Pawlenty and DFL challenger Mike Hatch tie, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSTP-TV Minneapolis, KAAL-TV Rochester, and WDIO-TV Duluth. 40 days to the 11/7/06 election, it's Pawlenty 45%, Hatch 44%. Other candidates get 9% of the vote. Pawlenty leads by 16 points among men and trails by 12 points among women, a 28-point "gender gap." Republicans pick Pawlenty 15:1. Democrats pick Hatch 8:1. Independents prefer Hatch by 4 points. The most affluent voters pick Pawlenty by 14 points. The least affluent pick Hatch by 18 points. Middle-income voters are split. Pawlenty wins among voters under age 50. Hatch wins among older voters. Pawlenty does best in Southern MN. Hatch does best in Northeast MN. Pawlenty was first elected Governor in 2002. Hatch is Minnesota's Attorney General.

Klobuchar Holds MN Seat in U.S. Senate For Democrats: In an election for for United States Senator in Minnesota today, 9/28/06, DFL candidate Amy Klobuchar defeats Republican Mark Kennedy, 51% to 43%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSTP-TV Minneapolis, KAAL-TV Rochester, and WDIO-TV Duluth. Klobuchar wins by 27 points among women but loses by 11 points among men. a 38-point "gender gap." 90% of Democrats vote for Klobuchar. 90% of Republicans vote for Kennedy. Independents favor Klobuchar, 54% to 32%. Kennedy leads by 13 points among voters under age 35. Klobuchar leads 2:1 among seniors. Incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton is not running for re-election. Kennedy currently represents Minnesota's 6th district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Filtering: 1,000 Minnesota adults were interviewed 9/25/06 - 9/27/06. Of them, 831 were registered to vote. Of them, 616 were judged to be "likely" voters. Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.

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  Asked of 616 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

If the election for Governor were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Tim Pawlenty? DFL candidate Mike Hatch? Green Party candidate Ken Pentel? Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson? Quit Raising Taxes Party candidate Walt Brown? American Party candidate Leslie Davis? Or some other candidate?

45% Pawlenty (R)
44% Hatch (DFL)
1% Pentel (G)
6% Hutchinson (IP)
2% Brown (QRT)
0% Davis (A)
3% Undecided

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  Asked of 616 Likely Voters
  Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4%

If the election for United States Senator were today, who would you vote for? Republican Mark Kennedy? DFL candidate Amy Klobuchar? Green Party candidate Michael Cavlan? Constitution Party candidate Ben Powers? Independence Party candidate Robert Fitzgerald? Or some other candidate?

43% Kennedy (R)
51% Klobuchar (D)
0% Cavlan (G)
1% Powers (C)
2% Fitzgerald (I)
3% Undecided

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