MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — About five months into his job, Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has the support of a majority of Minnesotans.

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll published Sunday says 54 percent of those surveyed approve of how Dayton is doing his job while 20 percent disapprove.

The remaining 26 percent didn't know or didn't answer.

The poll says Dayton had the most support among Democrats, with 79 percent approving of the job he's doing. Thirty-eight percent of Republicans disapprove of his job.

Dayton took office with just 43 percent of the vote.

The poll conducted last week surveyed 806 Minnesotans and had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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