MinnPost, hardly a right-wing news outlet, recently released the results of a statewide survey in which they probed 1,519 Minnesota voters about the results of the 2023 legislative session.
The results are a wake-up call for the DFL-trifecta who, on many party-line votes, dramatically changed the direction of the state – lurching to the far left.
While DFL legislative leaders and the governor focused on abortion, increased government spending, increased taxes and a whole host of radical social issues, it appears that nearly a majority of Minnesotans (46%) wish they would have applied the taxpayer-funded surplus towards tax cuts.
Those polled also said, in very strong numbers, they believed that the results of the legislative session would have been better had both political parties been involved in the process.
The numbers show what we’ve been saying all year long: we remain a deeply and narrowly divided state. We are not nor do we desire to be a “cold California” – we’re modest Minnesotans who work hard and want government to live within its means. The poll also demonstrated what many DFLers now fear: taxpayers were paying attention to what was happening in St. Paul and they weren’t happy about the results.
As we prepare for the 2024 legislative session starting in mid-February, the DFL trifecta would be wise to heed the warnings of yesteryear when Democratic party consultant James Carville said “it’s the economy, stupid.” But after seeing Walz on his “Rainbow Tour” around the country, touting the results of the 2023 legislative session, I suspect we’re in for more of the same in 2024. You can read the MinnPost poll results HERE.