Poll: Dayton’s approval rating increases

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new poll shows strong support for Gov. Mark Dayton with more than half of Minnesotans surveyed happy with his performance.

The Star Tribune’s Minnesota Poll (http://bit.ly/16HDw9Q ) shows 57 percent of adults surveyed 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 $2 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 percent in February. Dayton, who is on a trade mission to Germany, says the latest numbers are “nothing to coast on.”

The phone poll surveyed 800 people June 11-13 and has an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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