Poll quizzes Minnesotans on elections, campaign issues

By KBJR News 1

April 15, 2014 Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 6:57 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com)--- Two Minnesota Democrats could face a challenge in the upcoming elections according to a new poll.

The KSTP / Survey USA poll interviewed 600 Minnesotans earlier this month on federal and state candidates along with controversial issues in the state.

First let's take a look at the approval rating for Governor Mark Dayton, which is down considerably since earlier this year.

-49 percent approve of the job he's doing.
-40 percent disapprove
-12 percent said they're not sure.

Some say the dip in his approval rating could be directly linked to his stance on the medical marijuana debate taking center stage.

When asked if Marijuana should or should not be legal when used for medical purposes, 68 percent said it should.

24 percent said it should not.

The poll also looked at how US Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are doing.

46 percent of those polled approved of Senator Franken's work, while 42 percent disapproved.

13 percent were not sure.

Senator Klobuchar has a much better rating, with 63 percent job approval.

25 percent said they disapprove.

11 percent said they were not sure.

On another note, the Medical Marijuana debate is far from over at the Capitol.

A senate panel is expected to consider the bill once lawmakers return from Spring Break.

The House is also expected to vote on a Republican-backed proposal.

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