Dayton has managed to gain a 52 percent approval rating according to a new new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
"They're definitely better than I would have expected, given the controversies of the year, from the budget impasse and the shutdown," Dayton said
Though Dayton holds a high rating his disapproval rating increased after the shutdown. Originally at 20 percent it increased to 31 percent while the no opinion category shrank to 17 percent from the 20 percent MinnPost reported.
The Star Tribune poll interviewed 807 Minnesota adults statewide and has a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.