Here Are The Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #9820

Geography Surveyed: Minnesota
Data Collected: 07/21/2006 - 07/23/2006
Release Date: 07/24/2006 10:40 AM ET
Sponsors: KAAL-TV Rochester-Mason City-Austin, KSAX-TV Alexandria, MN, KSTP-TV Minneapolis, WDIO-TV Duluth

Minnesota Governor: In a hypothetical election for Minnesota Governor today, 7/24/06, Republican Tim Pawlenty defeats DFL candidate Mike Hatch by 50% to 36%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSTP-TV Minneapolis/St. Paul, KAAL-TV Austin, and WDIO-TV Duluth. Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson gets 8%, not enough to sway the outcome. Incumbent Pawlenty wins all age groups and 80% of conservative voters. Hatch wins among Democrats, Moderates, and Liberals. The election is in 15 weeks, on 11/7/06. Pawlenty and Hatch will face each other if they win their Primaries on 9/12/06.

Minnesota Senator: In a hypothetical election for United States Senator today, DFL candidate Amy Klobuchar defeats Republican Mark Kennedy 47% to 42%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted for KSTP-TV Minneapolis/St. Paul, KAAL-TV Austin, and WDIO-TV Duluth. Independence party candidate Robert Fitzgerald gets 8% of the vote, which could turn him into a spoiler in the election. Kennedy leads by 15% among men. Klobuchar leads by 23% among women, a 38-point Gender Gap. The election is in 15 weeks, on 11/07/06. Kennedy and Klobuchar will face each other if they win their Primaries on 9/12/06.

Filtering: 700 Minnesota adults were interviewed. Of them, 616 were registered voters. Crosstabs reflect registered voters.

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

Minnesota will elect a Governor in November. If the election for Governor were today, and the only three candidates on the ballot were Republican Tim Pawlenty, DFL candidate Mike Hatch, and Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson, who would you vote for?

50% Pawlenty (R)
36% Hatch (DFL)
8% Hutchinson (I)
6% Undecided

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

Voters will also elect a United States Senator in November. If the election for United States Senate were today, and the only three candidates on the ballot were Republican Mark Kennedy, DFL candidate Amy Klobuchar, and Independence Party Candidate Robert Fitzgerald, who would you vote for?

42% Kennedy (R)
47% Klobuchar (DFL)
8% Fitzgerald (I)
4% Undecided

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