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SCSU To Release Annual Fall Survey Beginning Wednesday

11/26/2013 - 12:00 PM

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SCSU To Release Annual Fall Survey Beginning Wednesday

St. Cloud State University will release their annual fall statewide survey starting Wednesday.

The first release of the survey will include a job performance of President Obama, Governor Mark Dayton, Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar.

Also included in the first release of the survey is a “feeling thermometer” that indicates public sentiments towards Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, and the Tea Party from those surveyed.

629 randomly chosen adult Minnesotans were chosen for the survey. The survey was conducted by 48 trained SCSU students.

Stephen Frank, Professor of Political Science helped train and supervise the students. The students conducted live interviews and random phone bank calling to reach a wide array of people.

Survey analyst and political writer for the New York Times, Nate Silver ranked the SCSU’s 2012 survey third in accuracy for nationwide polls.