Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #15038
 
1After the Senate recount , is your opinion of Norm Coleman ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Norm Coleman?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Favorable38%37%38%34%43%37%33%39%35%38%******79%12%32%63%32%10%36%40%44%36%
Unfavorable44%49%39%44%41%47%48%42%47%44%******12%74%40%15%51%74%51%32%37%35%
Neutral12%10%13%9%10%13%18%10%15%12%******9%10%15%9%14%13%11%13%16%11%
No Opinion7%3%10%13%6%3%2%9%2%6%******1%4%13%13%3%2%2%14%2%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
2After the Senate recount is your opinion of Al Franken ... favorable? Unfavorable? Neutral? Or, do you have no opinion of Al Franken?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Favorable37%44%30%34%37%40%37%36%39%37%******9%71%28%14%41%61%42%32%32%27%
Unfavorable45%42%48%45%48%45%41%46%43%45%******85%15%43%66%43%16%44%46%52%44%
Neutral11%11%11%8%11%9%18%10%13%11%******4%10%16%7%13%19%13%6%10%10%
No Opinion7%3%10%13%4%5%4%8%5%7%******2%4%13%13%3%4%1%17%6%19%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
3Do you think Minnesota's U.S. Senate recount process has been fair to both candidates? Unfair to Norm Coleman? Or Unfair to Al Franken?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Fair To Both56%58%54%55%54%60%58%54%59%57%******23%81%57%34%63%81%60%43%56%58%
Unfair To Coleman31%32%30%34%32%30%25%33%28%31%******68%7%28%56%24%9%28%37%38%31%
Unfair To Franken3%1%4%4%2%2%4%3%3%3%******0%5%3%1%3%4%2%3%5%3%
Not Sure10%9%11%8%11%8%12%10%10%10%******9%7%12%9%10%6%10%18%1%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
4Do you agree or disagree with Norm Coleman's decision to challenge the US Senate recount results?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Agree42%44%40%36%44%49%38%41%44%42%******78%23%35%62%35%25%38%47%53%41%
Disagree49%48%49%52%49%45%48%50%46%49%******17%65%55%31%55%63%51%42%45%50%
Not Sure9%8%11%12%7%6%14%9%10%9%******4%12%11%6%10%12%11%11%2%9%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
5Do you approve or disapprove of the way in which Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has handled the recount?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.4 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Approve56%58%54%63%50%58%54%56%56%57%******32%77%55%37%63%72%61%43%52%51%
Disapprove34%35%33%34%33%38%33%33%36%33%******56%11%38%52%28%25%31%40%37%36%
Not Sure10%7%13%4%17%5%13%11%8%9%******11%12%7%11%9%3%8%17%10%12%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
6The state spent about $200,000 to conduct the recount? Was it worth it?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Yes43%51%35%34%43%54%46%39%51%44%******20%70%37%23%48%68%50%29%44%33%
No51%45%56%62%49%42%46%55%44%51%******75%24%57%67%49%27%46%55%50%65%
Not Sure6%3%9%5%7%4%8%6%5%6%******5%6%6%10%3%5%4%16%6%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
7What do you think should happen next? Norm Coleman should concede the race? Do the re-count again? Hold another Senate election altogether? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Coleman Should Concede44%49%39%39%45%49%46%42%47%45%******19%69%40%18%53%64%47%41%48%35%
Re-count Again8%7%9%3%8%8%16%6%11%8%******15%2%8%10%8%4%7%7%12%9%
Hold Another Election31%31%32%35%31%34%22%33%29%31%******53%15%30%47%29%11%32%30%31%31%
Other13%11%15%21%12%8%9%16%8%14%******8%11%19%21%8%14%13%19%1%21%
Not Sure4%2%5%3%4%2%6%3%4%3%******5%3%3%3%1%8%3%3%7%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
8Should the Minnesota budget be balanced primarily through budget cuts? Tax increases? Or a combination of the two?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Budget Cuts41%42%41%43%34%52%42%38%47%41%******41%25%55%62%33%28%39%50%26%55%
Tax Increases4%6%1%8%2%2%2%5%2%4%******4%6%2%4%3%7%5%3%3%1%
Combination49%45%52%40%58%43%51%50%46%49%******48%62%39%31%60%59%52%39%62%34%
Not Sure6%6%6%9%5%4%6%7%5%6%******8%7%3%4%4%5%3%9%10%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
9Would you support or oppose imposing state sales tax on food and clothing?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Support14%14%15%18%16%14%6%17%10%14%******19%19%7%5%20%18%16%12%17%8%
Oppose81%82%81%78%81%83%86%80%84%81%******79%75%89%92%76%79%81%80%75%88%
Not Sure4%4%5%4%4%3%8%4%5%4%******2%7%4%3%5%3%3%8%8%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
10Do you think Minnesota households with the highest incomes should pay higher state income taxes than they do now? Lower state income taxes? Or should their taxes stay the same?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Higher53%54%52%60%52%47%51%56%49%56%******31%66%55%41%56%68%50%49%60%62%
Lower12%13%11%12%14%9%11%13%10%11%******24%8%7%21%11%5%13%11%7%14%
Stay The Same31%31%32%24%31%42%32%28%37%30%******40%22%35%36%31%22%35%34%27%21%
Not Sure4%3%5%4%3%3%6%3%4%3%******5%4%3%2%2%5%3%6%6%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
11Which ONE area of the budget should be protected from budget cuts? Education? Financial aid to local governments? Health care? Military and veterans affairs? Public safety? Or some other area?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 4.5 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Education39%40%37%43%48%27%25%46%26%40%******43%42%33%19%47%40%40%41%45%27%
Aid To Local Governments8%9%7%6%6%11%9%6%10%8%******8%10%5%8%7%9%6%10%13%8%
Health Care19%17%21%14%11%25%35%13%30%19%******11%21%23%17%22%15%19%18%17%20%
Military And Veterans Affairs13%18%8%14%11%12%18%12%15%13%******20%5%14%24%9%10%14%9%13%12%
Public Safety7%7%7%4%11%11%0%8%6%7%******7%6%8%11%7%1%9%10%4%2%
Other9%6%13%11%9%8%8%10%8%8%******7%10%11%18%4%14%7%5%4%27%
Not Sure5%3%8%7%4%5%5%6%5%5%******5%5%5%3%4%11%6%7%3%4%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
12Do you think the legislature should approve or reject any public funding for a Minnesota Vikings football stadium?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyRegion
Credibility Interval: ± 3.9 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicOtherRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalTwin CitSouth MNWest MNNortheas
Approve18%27%11%21%22%14%12%21%13%18%******17%18%19%12%22%20%18%16%19%20%
Reject75%69%80%76%70%77%79%73%78%75%******78%72%76%84%72%76%74%68%78%78%
Not Sure7%4%10%4%8%9%9%6%9%7%******5%10%5%4%6%4%7%16%3%2%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%29%35%20%16%64%36%90%3%2%4%25%33%39%28%49%14%55%14%14%17%
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.