Voters in Minnesota are not terribly into home state politicians Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann running for President next year. Only 28% think Pawlenty should seek the White House to 17% who think he should run for the Senate and 45% who think he shouldn't run for anything. There's even less interest in a Bachmann Presidential run- 14% think she should seek that office to 23% who think she should run for the Senate, 10% who think she should run for reelection to her House seat, and 47% who just want her to go away.
Pawlenty at least has some level of interest in his running for President from the party base- 57% of Republicans think he should run. GOP voters though would much rather Bachmann ran for the Senate (43% think she should do that) than President (which only 26% think she should aim for.) We'll have numbers looking at how Pawlenty and Bachmann would do when matched against Amy Klobuchar and Barack Obama in the state over the next two days.
Next year would you like Michele Bachmann to run for President, the Senate, the House, or not run for any office?
No office 47%
Not sure 6%
Next year would you like Tim Pawlenty to run for President, the Senate, or not run for any office?
No office 47%
Not sure 7%
If you are a Democrat, press 1. If a Republican, press 2. If you are an independent or identify with another party, press 3.
PPP surveyed 1,179 Minnesota voters from May 27th to 30th. The margin of error for the survey is +/-2.9%.The full story is here.
Crosstabs can be viewed here.