Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #10288
 
Bachmann Holds MN6 House seat for GOP: In an election in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District today, 9/18/05, Republican Michele Bachmann edges DFL Candidate Patty Wetterling, 50% to 41%, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSTP-TV Minneapolis. Independence Party candidate John Binkowski gets 5%. Bachmann gets 89% of Republican votes. Wetterling gets 85% of Democrat votes. Independents split. Bachmann leads by 19 points among men. Wetterling leads by 3 points among women. Bachmann's lead comes entirely from voters under age 50. Voters age 50+ split evenly. Bachmann leads by 70 points among conservatives. Wetterling leads by 62 points among liberals and by 19 points among moderates. Of those who approve of President George W. Bush's job performance, 87% choose Bachmann. Of those who disapprove of Bush's job performance, 77% choose Wetterling. President Bush's job approval among likely voters in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District is 46%. Incumbent 3-term Republican Congressman Mark Kennedy is running for the U.S. Senate this year. The House seat is open. Wetterling lost to Kennedy by 8 points in 2004. The election is on 11/7/06.
 
Filtering: 1,000 Registered Voters from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, identified using Registration Based Sample from Aristotle International, were interviewed 9/15/06 - 9/17/06. Of them, 641 were judged to be "likely voters." Crosstabs reflect Likely Voters.
 
If the election for U.S. House of Representatives were today, and you were standing in the voting booth right now, who would you vote for? Republican Michele Bachmann? DFL candidate Patty Wetterling? Or Independence Party candidate John Binkowski?
641 Likely VotersAllGenderAgePartyIdeologyEducationIncomeBush Job ApprovaGeneration *
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+RepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalNo ColleSome ColCollege Grad Sch< $40K$40K - $> $80KApproveDisapproGen YGen XJonesBoomersMature
Bachmann (R)50%55%44%55%55%45%47%89%10%42%82%35%17%43%59%50%41%49%49%51%87%15%56%52%54%44%47%
Wetterling (DFL)41%36%47%35%36%46%47%5%85%43%12%54%79%46%32%40%55%42%42%43%5%77%37%39%35%48%47%
Binkowski (I)5%6%5%4%7%6%3%4%4%10%4%7%3%7%7%6%2%5%7%5%3%7%5%5%8%5%3%
Undecided3%3%4%6%3%3%3%2%1%4%2%3%1%4%3%5%2%4%3%2%4%2%3%4%3%3%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Likely Voters100%51%49%13%33%32%22%39%35%19%35%46%12%18%37%22%23%21%38%34%46%50%6%19%29%23%22%