Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #16801
In MN-06, High-Profile Michele Bachmann Narrowly Atop DFL Challenger, 4 Months To Election: In an election for United States Representative from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District today, 07/12/10, men and younger voters re-elect incumbent Republican Michele Bachmann to a 3rd term, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Bachmann and DFL State Senator Tarryl Clark are tied among voters age 50+. But when voters of all ages are combined, including the youngest voters, Bachmann leads 48% to 39%. There is a striking 33-point Gender Gap. Bachmann, a woman, leads by 25 points among male likely voters. Clark, a woman, leads by 8 points among female likely voters. Of those who support the Tea Party movement, 86% back Bachmann. Of those who oppose the Tea Party movement, 82% back Clark.

Filtering: 800 registered voters from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District were interviewed by SurveyUSA 07/09/10 through 07/11/10, using Registration Based Sample (RBS) from Aristotle in Washington DC. Of the registered voters, 565 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/02/10 general election for US House of Representatives.
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If the election for U.S. House of Representatives, were today, would you vote for ... Republican Michele Bachmann? DFL candidate Tarryl Clark? Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson? Or Independent Aubrey Immelman?
565 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementTea PartyCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income
Credibility Interval: ± 4.2 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniSupportOpposeYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50K
Michele Bachmann (R)48%56%39%54%53%41%50%53%44%47%******86%8%46%82%29%17%92%8%43%33%86%8%49%49%56%41%41%74%26%53%40%48%48%
Tarryl Clark (DFL)39%31%47%27%36%45%41%33%43%41%******9%84%31%10%56%74%4%81%34%49%7%82%40%37%33%45%47%17%58%36%46%38%40%
Bob Anderson (IP)6%7%4%7%4%7%3%5%6%6%******3%3%10%4%8%1%2%6%8%7%4%5%4%6%4%9%4%3%7%5%5%4%5%
Aubrey Immelman (I)2%2%2%5%2%1%2%3%1%2%******1%0%5%1%2%4%2%1%5%2%2%1%2%2%2%1%4%2%3%1%4%2%2%
Composition of Likely Voters100%54%46%13%34%36%17%47%53%92%3%2%3%36%28%31%40%43%13%36%30%22%11%45%33%55%45%51%28%21%46%49%57%38%27%73%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.