I hadn’t seen a public poll on the state of the presidential race in Minnesota in several months, but SurveyUSA is out with a new one, conducted for KSTP-TV, based on robo-dialed interviews with 516 registered voters.
The sample is small and no likely voter screen was used and I’m old-fashioned enough to always mention when it’s a robodialer. But most of the margins in this poll are so big that it’s hard to ignore.
If the election was held today whom would you support?
noteworthy: Obama even leads 50-41 among men.
Do you approve or disapprove of the job Mark Dayton is doing?
Noteworthy: Among Repubs, it’s 31/59.
Do you approve or disapprove of the Legislature?
Noteworthy: Even Repub voters disapprove by a whopping 28/60.
Do you agree or disagree with Pres. Obama on same-sex marriage?
Noteworthy: Among Repubs, disagree wins by 28/66.
The questions above are paraphrased by me. There are a bunch of Vikings stadium questions in there too, although they seem to have been designed before the final vote. To see those or the exact question working, here’s the SurveyUSA results page. And here’s the Real Clear Politics history of Obama/Romney polling in Minnesota.