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Updated: 04/26/2013 6:08 PM
Created: 04/24/2013 7:49 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Scott Theisen

Latest KSTP/SurveyUSA Poll Results

SurveyUSA interviewed 500 state of Minnesota adults 04/19/13 through 04/21/13 using blended sample, mixed-mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (68% of adults) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (32% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other electronic device.

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Should the Minnesota state law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Or should it be left as it is?

Asked of 500 Adults


51% Should Be Changed

47% Should Be Left As It Is

2% Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Do you approve or disapprove of the job Mark Dayton is doing as Governor?

Asked of 500 Adults

49% Approve
 
39% Disapprove
 
13% Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Do you approve or disapprove of the job the state legislature is doing?
 
Asked of 500 Adults
 
28% Approve
 
56% Disapprove
 
17% Not Sure
 
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

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There is a proposal to lower the state sales tax rate, but expand the tax to include many consumer services, like haircuts, golf lessons, and auto repairs. Do you support or oppose this proposal?

Asked of 500 Adults

34% Support
 
57% Oppose
 
9%  Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.4%

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Minnesota currently has no sales tax on clothing. Another proposal would extend the sales tax to clothing. Do you support or oppose this proposal?

Asked of 500 Adults

23% Support
 
74% Oppose
 
3%  Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.9%

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Another proposal would place a temporary four percent income tax surcharge on income above $500,000. Do you support or oppose this proposal?

Asked of 500 Adults

69% Support

26% Oppose

4% Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

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What do you think is the best way to balance the state's $627 million budget deficit? Mostly through spending cuts? Mostly through tax increases? Or, through an even split of spending cuts and tax increases?
 
Asked of 500 Adults

41% Spending Cuts
 
9% Tax Increases
 
47% Even Split
 
3%  Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Revenue from electronic pulltabs meant to pay the state's portion of a new Vikings stadium is falling far short of projections. To make up the difference, what should be done? A new tax on sports memorabilia? A new tax on luxury seating in the stadium? Slot machines at horse tracks? Or, should the Vikings pay more?
 
Asked of 500 Adults
 
5% Tax On Sports Memorabilia
 
19% Tax On Luxury Seating
 
20% Slot Machines At Horse Tracks
 
52% Vikings Should Pay More
 
3% Not Sure
 
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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There is a proposal to increase alcohol taxes by seven cents per beer; 47 cents per bottle of wine, and $1.58 per bottle of hard liquor. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
 
Asked of 500 Adults
 
51% Support
 
45% Oppose
 
4%  Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.5%

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Another proposal would increase the pay of state legislators from $31,000 per year to $42,000, which is a 35% increase. Do you support? Or do you oppose? This proposal?
 
Asked of 500 Adults
 
13% Support
 
77% Oppose
 
10% Not Sure
 
Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 3.8%

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Another proposal would increase the pay of the governor from $120,000 per year to $128,000, which is a 7% increase. Do you support? Or do you oppose? This proposal?
 
Asked of 500 Adults
 
22% Support
 
71% Oppose
 
7% Not Sure

Margin of Sampling Error for this question = ± 4.1%

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