U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during the MLK Day Celebration.
Christine T. Nguyen | MPR News
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar speaks during the state's state's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 in St. Paul, Minn.

Minnesota’s politics are at least as interesting as any other state. In the 2018 mid-terms Minnesota was home the only two U.S. House districts in the nation that flipped from Democrat to Republican (besides one that had been redistricted in Pennsylvania), and the state is currently home to the nation’s only divided state legislature (Republican majority in the Senate, Democrat in the House). Less rare: one of Minnesota’s Senators, Democrat Amy Klobuchar, is running for president.

Continuing a collaboration we started with MPR News leading up to the 2018 election, this page serves as point of reference for reputable polling of Minnesotans on key political figures. We will add data points and politicians after new surveys are published (contact us with suggestions).

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar: Approval ratings

On Sunday, February 10, Senator Klobuchar formally announced that she is running for president. How is she liked in her home state? Historically, Amy Klobuchar has been very well liked, receiving favorable ratings from most demographic groups, and most parts of the state. In her 2018 re-election bid, she consistently out-polled her opponent by 20 or more points, eventually winning with 60 percent of the votes.

In the most recent poll Senator Klobuchar’s approval rate in Minnesota, 57 percent, was a statistically significant 31 percentage points higher than her 26 percent job disapproval rate.

Senator Klobuchar’s job approval ratings in Minnesota

Scroll over the points in the graph to explore approval ratings over time and find information about each poll.

Note: Outside lines, or the light green lines, in the graph represent the margin of error.
Download the workbook and data by clicking the second the last button at the bottom right corner of the graph.

President Donald Trump: Approval ratings

In the most recent poll President Trump’s disapproval rate, 56 percent, was a statistically significant 18 percentage points higher than his 38 percent job approval rate among Minnesotans.

President Trump’s job approval ratings in Minnesota

Scroll over the points in the graph to explore approval ratings over time and find information about each poll.

Note: Outside lines, or the light green lines, in the graph represent the margin of error.
Download the workbook and data by clicking the second the last button at the bottom right corner of the graph.


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