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Published September 03, 2010, 09:27 AM

Poll: Minnesota Voters Unhappy with Washington

A new poll finds Minnesota voters feeling surly about Washington two months before they decide whether to keep federal and state incumbent lawmakers and pick a new governor.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A new poll finds Minnesota voters feeling surly about Washington two months before they decide whether to keep federal and state incumbent lawmakers and pick a new governor.

The poll released Thursday by Minnesota Public Radio and the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute found that three-quarters of 750 likely voters don't trust the federal government.

The news isn't good for the Democrats who control Washington. The poll finds 71 percent disapprove of the current Congress and 52 percent disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing. Slightly more than half disapprove of the federal health care overhaul, one of Obama's signature initiatives.

The landline telephone poll was conducted Aug. 25-29 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 5.3 percentage points.

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