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Dayton's approval rating much higher than Legislature's, says KSTP poll

This week's KSTP/SurveyUSA poll of 500 Minnesotans shows Gov. Mark Dayton gets higher ratings than the Legislature.

And on budget matters, respondents don't favor expanding the sales tax.

Here are some of the results:

Do you approve or disapprove of the job Mark Dayton is doing as governor?
49% Approve
39% Disapprove
13% Not Sure

Do you approve or disapprove of the job the state Legislature is doing?
28% Approve
56% Disapprove
17% Not Sure

There is a proposal to lower the state sales tax rate, but expand the tax to include many consumer services, like haircuts, golf lessons, and auto repairs. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
34% Support
57% Oppose
9%  Not Sure

Minnesota currently has no sales tax on clothing. Another proposal would extend the sales tax to clothing. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
23% Support
74% Oppose
3%  Not Sure

Another proposal would place a temporary four percent income tax surcharge on income above $500,000. Do you support or oppose this proposal?
69% support
26% Oppose
4% Not Sure.

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