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Select A Candidate is intended to help you think about the issues and introduce you to the candidates' positions. We have detailed information about each candidate's stand on key issues under the "Candidate Positions" tab, and we encourage you to learn more about each of them before deciding whom to vote for. There is no scientific value to the cumulative results shown below, and Minnesota Public Radio does not claim they are representative of the electorate. MPR updates the survey throughout the campaign and resets the cumulative results from time to time.

Candidates ranked by average of matches overall

Al Franken
Al Franken
Norm Coleman
Norm Coleman
Dean Barkley
Dean Barkley

Issue importance selected by people taking the survey

Not Important 
Somewhat Important 
Very Important 

Health Care
2% 48% 50%
Alternative Energy
1% 51% 48%
1% 53% 46%
Gay Marriage
7% 53% 40%
6% 57% 37%
Tax Cuts
3% 61% 36%
4% 62% 34%
Social Security
5% 66% 29%
Stem Cells
8% 68% 24%
4% 72% 24%
Gas tax
4% 79% 17%