We polled on a few potential Minnesota ballot amendments. Voters are divided on whether to require a three-fifths legislative supermajority in order to raise taxes, with 36% supporting and 39% opposed. 54% of Republicans support the amendment but just 17% of Democrats do. Independents are split 37-39.
Minnesotans are still angry over last year’s state government shutdown. A majority would support a constitutional amendment to prevent future state government shutdowns and prevent lawmakers and the Governor from drawing paychecks during a shutdown, 56-27.
Voters are split on whether their neighbors in Wisconsin should recall Governor Scott Walker, with 38% of voters each saying they should or should not. 23% aren’t sure. 72% of Minnesota Democrats think Walker should be recalled, 74% of Republicans think he shouldn’t, and independent voters are split with 34% favoring a recall and 37% opposed.
Voters are also divided on whether the US should use military force to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, 40-37. Democrats are against the idea with just 29% supporting the potential use of force and 53% opposed. Republicans support the use of force 56-21. Independents are split 35-37.
Finally, we asked about the Stop Online Piracy Act. Among voters who know what it is, SOPA remains deeply unpopular, with just 5% supporting and 32% opposed. Despite the recent media flurry over SOPA, a full 64% of respondents “have no idea what the heck” it is.
Full results here.