When you take MPR’s Select A Candidate survey, we log the cumulative data you supply. The most interesting aspect is usually the issues people say are or aren’t important to them.
It’s surprising that same-sex marriage emerged as the #1 issue when it had almost no role in the campaign, other than attempts by third parties to introduce it. The number 1 issue of the campaign — the state budget and the economy — was ranked #4 by the survey takers.
But some things can always be counted on. Since we started Select A Candidate almost 10 years ago, “agriculture” has always finished dead last in important issues.
There’s no science applied to this, since it’s a self-selected survey. More than 37,000 people too the Select A Candidate gubernatorial survey this year.