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June 2, 2011

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Klobuchar dominates in early re-election test
Raleigh, N.C. – In the almost six months since PPP last took a look at Amy Klobuchar’s bid for a second term, the Minnesota Senator has become even more popular, now the fourth or fifth best liked senator of 80 on which PPP has polled in the last year and a half. A whopping 61% of the state’s voters approve of her job performance, and only 28% disapprove, up slightly from a 59-29 spread in early December. She has improved slightly with Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike. 28% of the opposing party and 62% of independents like the work she is doing. Against five potential opponents, Klobuchar does not retain even half that Republican support, but still gets a healthy 8-12% of crossover votes, and keeps almost all the approving independents in her stable (49-57%) while locking up 94-97% of her own party, more than actually approve. She leads former Governor Tim Pawlenty, 54-41; Rep. Michele Bachmann, 57-37; 2010 Attorney General nominee Chris Barden, 57-30; State Sen. Dave Thompson, 55-28; and the only announced candidate so far, former State Rep. Dan Severson, 56-28. Klobuchar’s leads against Pawlenty and Bachmann are both three points larger than in December. The others were not tested then. Barden, Severson, and Thompson are almost complete unknowns, so they leave a lot of Republicans and independents on the fence. But Pawlenty and Bachmann are household names, and the fact that Klobuchar earns 54-57% of the vote regardless of her opponent suggests her floor is probably not much lower than that. Neither Pawlenty (40% favorable, 53% unfavorable) nor Bachmann (33-59) seem likely to challenge Klobuchar, with Pawlenty already in the presidential race and Bachmann likely to join him next Monday. Yesterday’s release showed that most of the state’s voters want them running for neither President nor Senate. “Amy Klobuchar looks like a shoo-in at this point,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. PPP surveyed 1,179 Minnesota voters from May 27th to 30th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-2.9%. This poll was not paid for or authorized by any campaign or political organization. PPP surveys are conducted through automated telephone interviews. PPP is a Democratic polling company, but polling expert Nate Silver of the New York Times found that its surveys in 2010 actually exhibited a slight bias toward Republican candidates.
Public Policy Polling 3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 Phone: 888 621-6988 Web: www.publicpolicypolling.com Email: information@publicpolicypolling.com

Minnesota Survey Results
Q1 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Michele Bachmann?
Favorable .............. 33% Not sure ................ 8% Unfavorable........... 59%

Q8

If the candidates for US Senate next year were Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Chris Barden, who would you vote for?
Amy Klobuchar ............................................... 57% Chris Barden................................................... 30% Undecided....................................................... 13%

Q2

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Tim Pawlenty?
Favorable .............. 40% Not sure ................ 7% Unfavorable........... 53%

Q9

Q3

Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Amy Klobuchar’s job performance?
Approve .......................................................... 61% Disapprove...................................................... 28% Not sure .......................................................... 11%

If the candidates for US Senate next year were Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Tim Pawlenty, who would you vote for?
Amy Klobuchar ............................................... 54% Tim Pawlenty .................................................. 41% Undecided....................................................... 5%

Q4

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Chris Barden?
Favorable .............. 4% Not sure ................ 82% Unfavorable........... 14%

Q10 If the candidates for US Senate next year were Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Dan Severson, who would you vote for?
Amy Klobuchar ............................................... 56% Dan Severson ................................................. 28% Undecided....................................................... 16%

Q5

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Dan Severson?
Favorable .............. 8% Not sure ................ 79% Unfavorable........... 13%

Q11 If the candidates for US Senate next year were Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Dave Thompson, who would you vote for?
Amy Klobuchar ............................................... 55% Dave Thompson ............................................. 28% Undecided....................................................... 17%

Q6

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Dave Thompson?
Favorable .............. 7% Not sure ................ 82% Unfavorable........... 11%

Q12 Who did you vote for President in 2008?
John McCain................................................... 41% Barack Obama................................................ 52% Someone else/Don't remember ...................... 7%

Q7

If the candidates for US Senate next year were Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Republican Michele Bachmann, who would you vote for?
Amy Klobuchar ............................................... 57% Michele Bachmann ......................................... 37% Undecided....................................................... 5%

May 27-30, 2011
Survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Q13 Would you describe yourself as very liberal, somewhat liberal, moderate, somewhat conservative, or very conservative?
Very liberal ...................................................... 11% Somewhat liberal ............................................ 20% Moderate......................................................... 29% Somewhat conservative.................................. 25% Very conservative ........................................... 15%

Q15 If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican, press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party, press 3.
Democrat ........................................................ 38% Republican...................................................... 31% Independent/Other .......................................... 31%

Q16 If you are white, press 1. If other, press 2.
White .............................................................. 92% Other............................................................... 8%

Q14 If you are a woman, press 1. If a man, press 2.
Woman ........................................................... 50% Man................................................................. 50%

Q17 If you are 18 to 29 years old, press 1. If 30 to 45, press 2. If 46 to 65, press 3. If you are older than 65, press 4.
18 to 29........................................................... 12% 30 to 45........................................................... 30% 46 to 65........................................................... 38% Older than 65 .................................................. 20%

May 27-30, 2011
Survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber Bachm ann Favorability Favorable 33% Unfavorable 59% Not sure 8% 66% 23% 10% 6% 88% 6% 37% 56% 7%
Paw lenty Favorability Favorable 40% Unfavorable 53% Not sure 7%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber

73% 18% 8%

12% 83% 5%

49% 38% 13%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber Klobuchar Approval Approve 61% Disapprove 28% Not sure 11% 30% 55% 16% 88% 6% 6% 46% 32% 22% Barden Favorability Favorable 4%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber

6% 9% 85%

3% 17% 80%

4% 12% 84%

Unfavorable 14% Not sure 82%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber Severson Favorability Favorable 8% 12% 8% 80% 3% 18% 79% 12% 8% 80% Thom spon Favorability Favorable 7%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber

10% 7% 83%

4% 15% 80%

6% 7% 87%

Unfavorable 13% Not sure 79%

Unfavorable 11% Not sure 82%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber Klobuchar/Bachm ann Am y Klobuchar 57% Michele Bachm ann 37% Undecided 5% 16% 77% 6% 92% 4% 4% 38% 49% 13% Klobuchar/Barden Am y Klobuchar 57% Chris Barden 30% Undecided 13%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber

15% 66% 19%

93% 2% 5%

32% 36% 33%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber Klobuchar/Paw lenty Am y Klobuchar 54% Tim Paw lenty 41% Undecided 5% 12% 84% 4% 90% 6% 4% 33% 53% 14% Klobuchar/Severson Am y Klobuchar 56% Dan Severson 28% Undecided 16%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber

13% 62% 25%

93% 1% 6%

32% 31% 38%

2008 Pres Vote John Barack Som eone else/Don't Base McCain Obam a rem em ber Klobuchar/Thom pson Am y Klobuchar 55% Dave Thom pson 28% Undecided 17% 12% 61% 27% 92% 2% 6% 30% 29% 41%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very Base liberal liberal Moderate conservative conservative Bachm ann Favorability Favorable 33% Unfavorable 59% Not sure 8% 2% 94% 3% 6% 90% 4% 14% 77% 9% 58% 29% 13% 85% 10% 5%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very liberal Moderate conservative conservative Base liberal Paw lenty Favorability Favorable 40% Unfavorable 53% Not sure 7% 4% 95% 1% 11% 84% 5% 28% 63% 8% 72% 22% 6% 75% 13% 11% Klobuchar Approval Approve 61% Disapprove 28% Not sure 11%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very liberal Moderate conservative conservative Base liberal

84% 11% 5%

88% 6% 7%

76% 13% 11%

41% 41% 17%

13% 74% 14%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very liberal Moderate conservative conservative Base liberal Barden Favorability Favorable 4% 7% 14% 79% 2% 21% 78% 3% 15% 82% 3% 9% 88% 8% 8% 84% Severson Favorability Favorable 8%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very Base liberal liberal Moderate conservative conservative

Unfavorable 14% Not sure 82%

6% 16% 78%

4% 18% 78%

4% 16% 80%

8% 8% 83%

19% 6% 75%

Unfavorable 13% Not sure 79%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very Base liberal liberal Moderate conservative conservative Thom spon Favorability Favorable 7% 6% 15% 80% 6% 15% 79% 3% 15% 83% 9% 8% 83% 13% 4% 83% Klobuchar/Bachm ann Am y Klobuchar 57% Michele Bachm ann 37% Undecided 5%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very liberal Moderate conservative conservative Base liberal

89% 7% 4%

91% 6% 2%

76% 15% 10%

26% 69% 5%

5% 92% 3%

Unfavorable 11% Not sure 82%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very liberal Moderate conservative conservative Base liberal Klobuchar/Barden Am y Klobuchar 57% Chris Barden 30% Undecided 13% 90% 6% 4% 93% 3% 4% 73% 12% 14% 26% 53% 21% 5% 82% 14% Klobuchar/Paw lenty Am y Klobuchar 54% Tim Paw lenty 41% Undecided 5%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very liberal Moderate conservative conservative Base liberal

94% 4% 1%

90% 8% 2%

71% 21% 8%

17% 77% 6%

5% 93% 2%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very liberal Moderate conservative conservative Base liberal Klobuchar/Severson Am y Klobuchar 56% Dan Severson 28% Undecided 16% 90% 6% 4% 92% 4% 4% 73% 10% 17% 23% 49% 28% 4% 78% 18% Klobuchar/Thom pson Am y Klobuchar 55% Dave Thom pson 28% Undecided 17%

Ideology Very Som ew hat Som ew hat Very Base liberal liberal Moderate conservative conservative

90% 5% 4%

91% 4% 5%

71% 10% 19%

21% 48% 31%

6% 78% 16%

Gender Base Wom an Bachm ann Favorability Favorable 33% Unfavorable 59% Not sure 8% 28% 62% 10% 38% 57% 5% Man

Gender Base Wom an Paw lenty Favorability Favorable 40% Unfavorable 53% Not sure 7% 37% 55% 9% 43% 52% 5% Man

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Gender Base Wom an Klobuchar Approval Approve 61% Disapprove 28% Not sure 11% 67% 20% 13% 56% 35% 9% Man Barden Favorability Favorable 4%

Gender Base Wom an Man

3% 12% 84%

5% 15% 80%

Unfavorable 14% Not sure 82%

Gender Base Wom an Severson Favorability Favorable 8% 6% 11% 84% 9% 16% 75% Man Thom spon Favorability Favorable 7%

Gender Base Wom an Man

5% 10% 85%

9% 12% 79%

Unfavorable 13% Not sure 79%

Unfavorable 11% Not sure 82%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Gender Base Wom an Klobuchar/Bachm ann Am y Klobuchar 57% Michele Bachm ann 37% Undecided 5% 63% 32% 5% 51% 43% 6% Man Klobuchar/Barden Am y Klobuchar 57% Chris Barden 30% Undecided 13%

Gender Base Wom an Man

62% 26% 12%

52% 34% 13%

Gender Base Wom an Klobuchar/Paw lenty Am y Klobuchar 54% Tim Paw lenty 41% Undecided 5% 59% 36% 5% 49% 47% 4% Man Klobuchar/Severson Am y Klobuchar 56% Dan Severson 28% Undecided 16%

Gender Base Wom an Man

60% 24% 16%

51% 33% 16%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Gender Base Wom an Klobuchar/Thom pson Am y Klobuchar 55% Dave Thom pson 28% Undecided 17% 58% 23% 19% 52% 33% 15% Man
Bachm ann Favorability Favorable 33% Unfavorable 59% Not sure 8%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other

4% 89% 7%

71% 21% 8%

30% 61% 9%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other Paw lenty Favorability Favorable 40% Unfavorable 53% Not sure 7% 8% 90% 3% 79% 14% 7% 42% 48% 11% Klobuchar Approval Approve 61% Disapprove 28% Not sure 11%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other

88% 6% 6%

28% 54% 18%

62% 27% 11%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other Barden Favorability Favorable 4% 4% 19% 77% 6% 10% 84% 3% 10% 87%
Severson Favorability Favorable 8%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other

Unfavorable 14% Not sure 82%

5% 18% 77%

12% 9% 79%

7% 11% 82%

Unfavorable 13% Not sure 79%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other Thom spon Favorability Favorable 7% 5% 17% 78% 13% 6% 81% 3% 10% 87%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other Klobuchar/Bachm ann Am y Klobuchar 57% Michele Bachm ann 37% Undecided 5% 94% 3% 3% 12% 84% 5% 57% 34% 9%

Unfavorable 11% Not sure 82%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other Klobuchar/Barden Am y Klobuchar 57% Chris Barden 30% Undecided 13% 95% 1% 3% 11% 71% 18% 56% 26% 19% Klobuchar/Paw lenty Am y Klobuchar 54% Tim Paw lenty 41% Undecided 5%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other

96% 3% 2%

8% 89% 3%

49% 42% 10%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other Klobuchar/Severson Am y Klobuchar 56% Dan Severson 28% Undecided 16% 95% 1% 4% 11% 67% 21% 52% 23% 25%
Klobuchar/Thom pson Am y Klobuchar 55% Dave Thom pson 28% Undecided 17%

Party Base Dem ocrat Republican Independent/Other

94% 1% 5%

9% 67% 24%

52% 22% 25%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Race Base White Other Bachm ann Favorability Favorable 33% Unfavorable 59% Not sure 8% 32% 60% 8% 46% 49% 6%

Race Base White Other Paw lenty Favorability Favorable 40% Unfavorable 53% Not sure 7% 40% 53% 7% 40% 52% 8%

Race Base White Other Klobuchar Approval Approve 61% Disapprove 28% Not sure 11% 62% 27% 11% 54% 36% 10% Barden Favorability Favorable 4%

Race Base White Other

4% 13% 83%

7% 17% 76%

Unfavorable 14% Not sure 82%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Race Base White Other Severson Favorability Favorable 8% 7% 13% 80% 11% 18% 71% Thom spon Favorability Favorable 7%

Race Base White Other

7% 11% 82%

10% 15% 75%

Unfavorable 13% Not sure 79%

Unfavorable 11% Not sure 82%

Race Base White Other Klobuchar/Bachm ann Am y Klobuchar 57% Michele Bachm ann 37% Undecided 5% 58% 36% 5% 43% 50% 7% Klobuchar/Barden Am y Klobuchar 57% Chris Barden 30% Undecided 13%

Race Base White Other

58% 30% 12%

50% 34% 16%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Race Base White Other Klobuchar/Paw lenty Am y Klobuchar 54% Tim Paw lenty 41% Undecided 5% 55% 41% 4% 46% 47% 7% Klobuchar/Severson Am y Klobuchar 56% Dan Severson 28% Undecided 16%

Race Base White Other

57% 28% 15%

43% 36% 20%

Race Base White Other Klobuchar/Thom pson Am y Klobuchar 55% Dave Thom pson 28% Undecided 17% 56% 28% 17% 46% 33% 21%

Age Base Bachm ann Favorability Favorable 33% Unfavorable 59% Not sure 8% 30% 58% 12% 30% 64% 6% 36% 58% 7% 34% 56% 9% 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Age Base Paw lenty Favorability Favorable 40% Unfavorable 53% Not sure 7% 42% 51% 7% 43% 51% 7% 39% 55% 6% 37% 56% 8% 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65 Klobuchar Approval Approve 61% Disapprove 28% Not sure 11% Base

Age 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65

56% 37% 7%

59% 29% 11%

64% 25% 11%

62% 24% 14%

Age Base Barden Favorability Favorable 4% 12% 14% 74% 3% 11% 86% 3% 11% 86% 3% 21% 76% 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65 Severson Favorability Favorable 8% Base

Age 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65

Unfavorable 14% Not sure 82%

16% 16% 68%

6% 12% 82%

6% 10% 83%

6% 18% 75%

Unfavorable 13% Not sure 79%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Age Base Thom spon Favorability Favorable 7% 11% 16% 74% 4% 9% 86% 9% 9% 82% 5% 15% 80% 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65 Klobuchar/Bachm ann Am y Klobuchar 57% Michele Bachm ann 37% Undecided 5% Base

Age 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65

58% 37% 5%

57% 36% 6%

56% 38% 6%

58% 38% 4%

Unfavorable 11% Not sure 82%

Age Base Klobuchar/Barden Am y Klobuchar 57% Chris Barden 30% Undecided 13% 54% 39% 7% 55% 32% 13% 58% 29% 13% 60% 26% 14% 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65 Klobuchar/Paw lenty Am y Klobuchar 54% Tim Paw lenty 41% Undecided 5% Base

Age 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65

51% 46% 4%

51% 43% 5%

54% 41% 4%

59% 37% 4%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

Crosstabs

Age Base Klobuchar/Severson Am y Klobuchar 56% Dan Severson 28% Undecided 16% 54% 37% 9% 53% 30% 16% 56% 27% 18% 60% 24% 16% 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65 Klobuchar/Thom pson Am y Klobuchar 55% Dave Thom pson 28% Undecided 17% Base

Age 18 to 30 to 46 to Older 29 45 65 than 65

51% 37% 12%

54% 29% 17%

55% 27% 19%

59% 24% 17%

May 27-30, 2011
survey of 1,179 Minnesota voters

3020 Highwoods Blvd. Raleigh, NC 27604 information@publicpolicypolling.com / 888 621-6988

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