Outstate.us partnered with national polling firm BK Strategies to survey the 2018 General Election. This poll was conducted on June 24th and 25th, 2018 with 1,574 likely Minnesota voters participating. The survey has a margin of error of +/-2.47% at the 95% confidence level and was conducted via interactive voice response.

Question 1: Which of the following issues should elected officials make their top priority?

Jobs and the economy: 22%
Drug abuse/opioid epidemic: 6%
Taxes: 9%
Social issues like abortion: 6%
National security/terrorism: 7%
Immigration: 13%
Government spending: 9%
Something else: 12%
Not sure: 16%

Question 2: Would you rather your elected officials act as a check on Donald Trump to prevent him from enacting his agenda, stand with the President and push his agenda, or prioritize local issues and focus on getting results for your community?

Check on Trump: 41%
Support Trump: 37%
Prioritize local issues: 18%
Not sure: 4%

Question 3: If the November 2018 General Election for United States Senate were held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate, or the Democratic Farmer-Labor candidate?

Republican: 42%
Democratic Farmer-Labor: 49%
Undecided: 9%

Question 4: If the November 2018 General Election for Governor were held today, would you vote for the Republican candidate, or the Democratic Farmer-Labor candidate?

Republican: 42%
Democratic Farmer-Labor: 48%
Undecided: 10%

Question 5: If the candidates in the November 2018 General Election for United States Senate were the Republican Jim Newberger and the Democratic Farmer-Labor candidate Amy Klobuchar, for whom would you vote?

Jim Newberger: 37%
Amy Klobuchar: 57%
Undecided: 6%

Question 6: If the candidates in the November 2018 General Election for United States Senate were the Republican Karin Housley and the Democratic Farmer-Labor candidate Tina Smith, for whom would you vote?

Karin Housley: 39%
Tina Smith: 48%
Undecided: 13%

Question 7: If the candidates in the November 2018 General Election for Governor were the Republican Tim Pawlenty and the Democratic Farmer-Labor candidate Tim Walz, for whom would you vote?

Tim Pawlenty: 41%
Tim Walz: 48%
Undecided: 11%

Question 8: If the candidates in the November 2018 General Election for Governor were the Republican Tim Pawlenty and the Democratic Farmer-Labor candidate Lori Swanson, for whom would you vote?

Tim Pawlenty: 41%
Lori Swanson: 46%
Undecided: 13%

Question 9: The candidates in the August 14th Republican Primary Election for Governor are Tim Pawlenty, Matt Kruse and Jeff Johnson. If the election were held today, for whom would you vote? [LIKELY GOP PRIMARY VOTERS ONLY, n=439, MOE +/- 4.7%]

Tim Pawlenty: 54%
Matt Kruse: 3%
Jeff Johnson: 20%
Undecided: 23%

Question 10: Thinking about the various types of voters in the Republican Party, which type of Republican do you consider yourself to be? Traditional/Establishment, Christian Conservative, Libertarian, a Trump Republican, or Tea Party? [LIKELY GOP PRIMARY VOTERS ONLY, n=439, MOE +/-4.7%]

Traditional/Establishment: 15%
Christian Conservative: 35%
Trump Republican: 34%
Libertarian: 4%
Tea Party: 3%
Other: 9%

This is not a favorable starting point for Republicans, but it is only a starting point, and the one things that can be safely predicted is that things will change between now and election day.

Outstate.us will continue to conduct polling on a variety of races throughout the mid-part of the summer. Stay tuned for more poll results in the coming weeks.