Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Site Navigation

  • News and features
  • Events
  • Membership
  • About Us
Radio

MPR Poll Results and Methodology - Senate race

Minnesota Public Radio
May 16, 2007

QUESTION: I am going to read a list of potential candidates for the 2008 election. Do you recognize the name and, if so, do you have a favorable, unfavorable, or neutral opinion of that person?

Norm Coleman
43%
25%
29%
3%
Al Franken
29%
32%
18%
21%
Mike Ciresi
18%
13%
34%
35%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat were held today, for whom would you vote if the choice were between Al Franken, the DFL candidate, and Norm Coleman, the Republican candidate?

Coleman
54%
57%
51%
28%
88%
49%
49%
61%
Franken
32%
31%
33%
57%
4%
33%
38%
24%
Undecided
14%
12%
16%
15%
8%
18%
13%
15%

QUESTION: If the 2008 election for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat were held today, for whom would you vote if the choice were between Mike Ciresi, the DFL candidate, and Norm Coleman, the Republican candidate?

Coleman
52%
55%
49%
26%
85%
47%
49%
56%
Ciresi
29%
25%
33%
55%
2%
25%
33%
23%
Undecided
19%
20%
18%
19%
13%
28%
18%
21%

QUESTION: How would you rate the performance of Norm Coleman as Minnesota's U.S. senator?

Excellent
9%
10%
8%
1%
18%
8%
Good
39%
40%
38%
31%
52%
34%
Fair
32%
34%
30%
35%
26%
34%
Poor
18%
15%
21%
32%
1%
20%
Undecided
2%
14%
3%
1%
3%
4%

QUESTION: How would you rate the performance of Norm Coleman as Minnesota's U.S. senator?

Excellent
9%
10%
8%
1%
18%
8%
Good
39%
40%
38%
31%
52%
34%
Fair
32%
34%
30%
35%
26%
34%
Poor
18%
15%
21%
32%
1%
20%
Undecided
2%
14%
3%
1%
3%
4%

QUESTION: How would you rate the performance of Amy Klobuchar as Minnesota's U.S. senator?

Excellent
20%
16%
24%
32%
7%
18%
Good
36%
31%
41%
48%
25%
32%
Fair
20%
25%
15%
10%
29%
25%
Poor
9%
10%
8%
4%
16%
8%
Undecided
15%
18%
12%
6%
23%
17%

QUESTION: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

Approve
29%
24%
34%
39%
20%
24%
Disapprove
55%
63%
47%
45%
63%
61%
Not sure
16%
13%
19%
16%
17%
15%


HOW THE POLL WAS CONDUCTED

The Mason-Dixon Minnesota Public Radio poll was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C. from May 7 through May 9, 2007. A total of 625 registered Minnesota voters were interviewed statewide by telephone. All stated they vote regularly in state elections.

Those interviewed were selected by the random variation of the last four digits of telephone numbers. A cross-section of exchanges was utilized in order to ensure an accurate reflection of the state. Quotas were assigned to reflect voter turn-out by county.

The margin for error, according to standards customarily used by statisticians, is no more than plus or minus 4 percentage points. This means that there is a 95 percent probability that the "true" figure would fall within that range if the entire population were sampled. The margin for error is higher for any subgroup, such as a regional or gender grouping.

SAMPLE FIGURES:

REGION

Men 305 (49%) Women 320(51%)
Hennepin/Ramsey Counties 210 interviews
Twin Cities Suburbs 150 interviews
Rochester/Southeast 70 interviews
Southwest Minnesota 60 interviews
Northwest Minnesota 65 interviews
Duluth/Northeast 70 interviews