A new poll shows that a whopping 79% of Minnesotans think the nation is moving in the wrong direction as they struggle with record high gas prices and inflation.
A smaller majority, 59%, think Minnesota itself is on the wrong track, which could be bad news for Gov. Tim Walz, who is in a statistical tie with Republican candidate Dr. Scott Jensen.
However, the MinnPost/Change Research poll found that Minnesotans are evenly split on Gov. Walz’s job performance. A small majority approves of the governor’s record on jobs, but voters disapprove of his record on crime, education, and even COVID-19.
The poll shows that President Joe Biden is underwater in Minnesota, with 59% disapproving and 41% approving. The numbers are even worse for the president on the issue of inflation; 70% of voters disapprove of his record and 30% approve.
The poll also found that Republican Jim Schultz and Democrat Keith Ellison are in a statistical tie in the race for attorney general.
Republicans were energized by the poll results, claiming they have a “clear path to victory” in November.
“This survey shows Minnesotans have had enough of the failures of Biden, Walz, and the Democrats and are hungry for real change,” Minnesota GOP Chair David Hann said.
“Our endorsed Republican candidates, Dr. Scott Jensen for governor, Jim Schultz for attorney general, Kim Crockett for secretary of state, and Ryan Wilson for auditor, will advance real solutions that will get results for families and businesses suffering from Democrats’ failures. Hang on, Minnesota, relief is coming in November,” he added.
The poll was conducted from June 3 to 8 among 1,551 likely general election voters in Minnesota.