Most Minnesotans blame the Republican-controlled Legislature for the historic 20-day government shutdown that ended with a budget deal last week, according to a new MinnPost poll.
According to the poll — released Thursday — 42 percent of Minnesotans polled blamed the shutdown on the GOP majorities, while only 21 percent blamed Gov. Mark Dayton (15 percent had no opinion and 22 percent blamed both the governor and the Legislature).
Among independent voters polled, 46 percent blamed Republicans, 18 percent blamed Dayton and 25 percent put the blame on both parties.
Pollster Daves & Associates Research surveyed of 598 people between July 24-26. The margin of error was plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.