53 percent say Dayton is doing good job

  • Article by: JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 27, 2012 - 11:05 PM
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wallyworldmnSep. 27, 1210:42 PM

There were things in Dayton's past political career that I didn't care for, including the impression that he was a "quitter" during his time in Congress. He was shunned by his own party but overcame the endorsement process to win the last race. While he might have lost against a more moderate republican, he was lucky that his opponent was seen as a worse choice by moderates and independents. I've been pleasantly surprised that his time as Governor has been much better in terms of practicality over idealism. Even as a moderate conservative, I would be one of the 53% that would give him a favorable rating. Apparently Dayton has matured in his political career.

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mark3914Sep. 27, 1210:52 PM

No way, folks, our governor is not doing a good job. He's doing a GREAT job!!! Thank you, Gov. Dayton, for saving this great state from Emmer and his tea party freaks.

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breezybobSep. 27, 1211:37 PM

I agree about the tea party freaks but Dayton is going to regret pushing that Stadium down our throats.

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garagewineSep. 28, 1212:17 AM

The rest have to pay taxes.

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arielbenderSep. 28, 1212:26 AM

breezybobSep. 27, 1211:37 PM I agree about the tea party freaks but Dayton is going to regret pushing that Stadium down our throats.________________I disagree. I'm anti-stadium, but I applaud him for making a tough decision that Pawlenty failed to confront because it was political liability. I may not like the outcome, but at least he had the intestinal fortitude to make a tough decision and advance the narrative....a quality sadly lacking in most politicians these days.

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fattyfatamySep. 28, 12 2:28 AM

I voted for Dayton, but then he signed the wolf hunt in to law, so I won't be voting for him again. Klobuchar made sure that the wolf lost all federal protection, in the hope that tea party-types would vote for her. They can. I won't.

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jcinmnSep. 28, 12 5:18 AM

"Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem, R-Rochester, and House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R-Maple Grove, said the results do not surprise or worry them.....One startling figure is that the GOP-controlled Legislature only broke even among Republican voters: 31 percent approve, 32 percent disapprove and 37 percent are undecided." Senjem and Zellers do not aspire to greatness. They are satisfied with mediocrity

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kingtutskySep. 28, 12 6:20 AM

Don't believe the Star Trib poll. Remember during the last governor's race they had Dayton up over Emmer by over 10% and yet the election was basically a dead heat.

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Truckman182Sep. 28, 12 6:23 AM

I guess I am one of the 47% who think he is a left wing party hack. Still waiting for him to bring his trust fund back to MN from its tax free zone in South Dakota.

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markc1Sep. 28, 12 6:25 AM

Thank goodness we didn't end up with Emmer, look at what happened in Wisconsin.

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