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TO: The Minnesota Jobs Coalition FROM: B.J. Martino DATE: November 21, 2013 RE: Summary Findings from a Survey of Voters in Minnesota
The Tarrance Group is pleased to present The Minnesota Jobs Coalition with the findings from a survey of likely voter attitudes in Minnesota. All respondents interviewed in this study were part of a fully representative sample of N=400 registered “likely” voters, using a blended methodology of automated calls to voters with landline phones and live calls to voters on cell phones. The margin of error for the sample is +/- 5% in 19 of 20 cases. The surveys were conducted on November 19-20, 2013.
The results from this recent survey of voters in Minnesota highlight the concerns Minnesota voters have with the direction our country is headed in, and the President’s health care law. While Governor Dayton grapples with an electorate divided over his re-election, his handling of the implementation of Obamacare has been and will continue to be a problem for him. Senator Al Franken is also feeling the effects of negative attitudes about the country and Obamacare.
Direction of the Country
Minnesota voters are largely not happy with the direction in which the country is headed. Six in ten (60%) say the country is headed down the wrong track, just over 2:1 over those who say things are going in the right direction.
“Do you feel like the country is headed in the right direction, or is going off on the wrong track?”
Right Direction 28% Wrong Track 60%
A 51% majority of likely Minnesota voters currently disapprove of President Obama’s health care law. Furthermore, a 43% plurality strongly disapprove, significantly greater than the intensity of those who approve (at only 29% strongly approve).