Results of SurveyUSA Election Poll #17050
MN-06: In Bid for 3rd Term, Republican Bachman Remains Atop Democrat Clark; GOP Positioned to Hold the Seat: In an election for United States Representative from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District today, 09/16/10, incumbent Republican Michele Bachman is elected to a 3rd term, according to a SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Today, it's Bachman 49%, DFL State Senator Tarryl Clark 40%. Compared to an identical SurveyUSA poll released 2 months ago, little has changed: each candidate is up 1 point. Under the surface, there is offsetting movement: Clark has reduced slightly Bachman's advantage among men and among Independents, and has gained ground among voters over age 50; Bachman, meantime, is now even with Clark among women and has increased her advantage among middle-aged voters.

Filtering: 800 registered voters from Minnesota's 6th Congressional District were interviewed by SurveyUSA 09/13/10 through 09/15/10, using Registration Based Sample (RBS) from Aristotle in Washington DC. Of the registered voters, 582 were determined by SurveyUSA to be likely to vote in the 11/02/10 general election for US House of Representatives.
[Candidate names rotated]
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?
582 Likely VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceParty AffiliationIdeologyTea Party MovementCollege GradAttend Religious ServiceAbortionOwn a Gun?Income
Credibility Interval: ± 4.1 pct pointsMaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian/OtRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalFavorablUnfavoraNeutralNo OpiniYesNoRegularlOccasionAlmost NPro-lifePro-choiYesNo< $50K> $50K
Michele Bachmann (R)49%52%45%57%59%40%42%58%41%48%******87%9%45%86%27%12%86%7%44%46%50%47%53%42%42%70%23%50%46%49%48%
Tarryl Clark (DFL)40%36%45%31%31%48%48%31%48%41%******7%84%39%8%59%77%4%88%39%33%39%42%38%45%43%21%65%40%45%40%41%
Bob Anderson (IP)6%8%5%7%7%7%4%7%6%6%******4%4%11%3%10%2%6%4%9%10%7%5%6%7%7%5%7%6%5%5%7%
Aubrey Immelman (I)1%1%1%0%1%1%2%1%2%1%******1%0%2%1%1%1%1%0%2%2%1%1%0%2%3%1%2%1%1%2%1%
Composition of Likely Voters100%52%48%13%32%37%18%45%55%92%3%3%3%36%31%29%40%43%12%37%31%20%12%50%50%57%24%18%53%44%59%37%28%72%
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.