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MN: 39% Dayton, 30% Emmer, 18% Horner (Star Tribune 9/20-23)

Topics: Minnesota , poll

Minneapolis Star Tribune by PSRA
9/20-23/10; 949 likely voters, 4.1% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Star Tribune release)

Minnesota

2010 Governor
39% Dayton (D), 30% Emmer (R), 18% Horner (I) (chart)

 

Comments
Deweymaples:

Probably far more accurate than Rasmussen. Star Tribune is the top publication in the state.

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Gopherguy:

This poll and the Survey USA poll are where the race seems to be on the ground. Emmer is too extreme, and most Minnesotans agree that taxes need to go up.

Also, Horner's number is probably correct. If he could raise money, he could get more than 20%.

Emmer is his own worst nightmare. It's also laughable when he claims he wants to go in a new direction. He wants to do everything Pawlenty is doing right now. If you can find a difference on where Emmer stands right now and where Pawlenty stands right now I would be surprised.

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Field Marshal:

Its amazing to me that 39% of the people of Minn would elect an extremist like Dayton.

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Gopherguy:

His tax proposal may be viewed as extreme, but closing a $6 billion dollar deficit takes tough measures. Simply cutting $6 billion as Emmer wants would be more extreme. Dayton wants 2/3 taxes and tax loopholes and 1/3 cuts.

Minnesota got to being one of the best if not the best state in the nation by funding things like health care and education.

I'd certainly take Minnesota's education, health care, and crime rate against any other state's.

Compare Colorado in education with Minnesota, it's not even close. Look at any indicator you want, high school grads, college grads, ACT scores. You only get ahead with an educated work force. To have one, you need to tax and spend it on education.

Say all you want about a "business friendly environment" in terms of taxes, but Minnesota performs much better than the rest of the country economically due to education, and not it's "business friendly tax environment." Minnesota and Colorado have nearly the same population; however, Minnesota has 33 Fortune 1,000 companies as opposed to Colorado's 15. Heck our unemployment is only 6.8%, which is quite good compared to Colorado or the national average.

So if Dayton is extreme for wanting to raise taxes on high income people in order to protect education, the most valuable resource government can provide, then sign me up.

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PolHack:

How come Field Marshal never responds to logical statements?

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