Minnesota Report

Official Ballot

 Minnesota House of Representatives 2017 State Fair Poll

Question 1. Should handheld cell phone use be illegal when operating a motor vehicle, except in emergency situations?
Yes……………………………………….74.8%………….. (5,235)
No………………………………………..20.0%………….. (1,400)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..5.2%………………. (361)
Question 2. Under current law, anyone can be charged with a misdemeanor for intentionally obstructing traffic on a highway or at an airport. Should the penalty be increased to a gross misdemeanor?
Yes……………………………………….44.4%………….. (3,107)
No………………………………………..46.3%………….. (3,238)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..9.3%………………. (648)
Question 3. Should local governments be prohibited from adopting ordinances that regulate a minimum wage, paid or unpaid leave, or other work benefits?
Yes……………………………………….34.4%………….. (2,386)
No………………………………………..57.6%………….. (3,997)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..8.0%………………. (558)
Question 4. Should Minnesota allow the recreational use of marijuana for those age 21 and over?
Yes……………………………………….50.6%………….. (3,552)
No………………………………………..39.7%………….. (2,788)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..9.7%………………. (679)
Question 5. In Minnesota, a person (law enforcement is exempted) cannot carry an uncased firearm in a public place unless they are in possession of a valid permit to carry. Should this prohibition requirement be abolished?
Yes……………………………………….11.3%…………….. (788)
No………………………………………..86.2%………….. (6,000)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..2.5%………………. (174)
Question 6. Would you support increasing the state’s 28.5 cents-per-gallon gas tax by at least 10 cents to help fund highway and bridge needs across the state?
Yes……………………………………….60.6%………….. (4,237)
No………………………………………..32.2%………….. (2,254)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..7.2%………………. (500)
Question 7. Should Minnesota legalize sports gambling?
Yes……………………………………….30.6%………….. (2,094)
No………………………………………..55.0%………….. (3,762)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..14.3%…………….. (977)
Question 8. Some metro-area cities have raised or are considering raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Should this change be made statewide?
Yes……………………………………….66.0%………….. (4,500)
No………………………………………..26.8%………….. (1,828)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..7.1%………………. (486)
Question 9. Should the state primary election be moved up from the second Tuesday in August to the first Tuesday after the third Monday in June?
Yes……………………………………….24.2%………….. (1,640)
No………………………………………..33.2%………….. (2,252)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..42.6%………….. (2,897)
Question 10. Should telecommunications companies be required to obtain a consumer’s consent before selling or sharing web browsing data and other private information with advertisers and other companies?
Yes……………………………………….95.8%………….. (6,564)
No………………………………………..2.1%………………. (145)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..2.1%………………. (142)
Question 11. Should a grant program be established to help teacher candidates of color or who are American Indian complete licensure programs?
Yes……………………………………….59.8%………….. (4,082)
No………………………………………..27.7%………….. (1,893)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..12.4%…………….. (849)
Question 12. Sunday off-sale liquor sales began in July. Shall taxes attributed to Sunday sales be dedicated to fund chemical dependency treatment programs?
Yes……………………………………….45.9%………….. (3,137)
No………………………………………..36.8%………….. (2,516)
Undecided/No Opinion …………..17.2%………….. (1,176)