MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A new poll has found men and women in Minnesota hold exceedingly different opinions on just about everything.

A new poll shows the genders maintain separate beliefs regarding politics, health care, the economy and race relations.

Gender was an important factor in how the Minnesota residents answered the pollsters' questions, second to political party affiliation.

Mason-Dixon Polling and Research Inc. conducted the Minnesota Poll, interviewing 800 likely voters over the phone throughout a recent three-day period.

Of the people interviewed, 52 percent were women and 48 percent were men.

The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

The new poll found women are more likely to vote for Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken, while men prefer Republican challenger Mike McFadden.

Women in Minnesota are also more supportive of President Barack Obama.