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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

Ashwin Madia
Ashwin Madia
David Dillon
David Dillon
Erik Paulsen
Erik Paulsen

Issue importance selected by people taking the survey

Not Important 
Somewhat Important 
Very Important 

Universal health care
1% 59% 40%
Energy policy
1% 65% 34%
Iraq War
1% 68% 31%
No Child Left Behind
3% 69% 28%
Same-sex marriage
10% 65% 25%
Social Security
4% 76% 20%
Stem cell research
5% 76% 19%