Minnesotans fear socialism, love income redistribution
Almost half of Minnesotans in a new MPR poll -- let's call them the Bachmann Block -- say they think president Barack Obama is steering the country toward socialism. Most of them don't trust the government. And most of them think it has too much power.
Photo: Laura K. Gibbs We seem a little confused
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But most Minnesotans in the poll also said the federal government's taxpayer-funded bailout and stimulus of the U.S. economy has made ilife better, not worse. Most approve of Obama's job performance. And the Tea Party? Nothing but a fringe group.
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It's a little confusing as to why the Humphrey Institute's Larry Jacobs would call this a "political volcano," but he's got a PhD, so we'll cut him some slack.