Dayton Approval Rating Up 19 Jun 13

A new poll shows strong support for Governor Mark Dayton, with more than half of Minnesotans surveyed happy with his performance. The telephone poll of 800 state residents shows that 57% think Dayton is doing a good job – the highest approval rating since he took office. The support follows a legislative session in which Dayton signed sweeping changes into law, including a multi-billion dollar tax increase, legalizing same-sex marriage and funding all-day kindergarten across Minnesota. Dayton’s approval rating had previously bottomed out at 45% in February. He says that the latest numbers are “nothing to coast on.”