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Minnesota Poll – Most Want Mix Of Taxes, Reductions

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll says a majority of Minnesotans want to solve the state’s budget problems with a mix of tax hikes and decreased spending.

Results of the poll published Sunday show 63 percent of respondents favor a blend of higher taxes and decreases in services to fix the state’s $5 billion projected deficit.

The poll says 27 percent of those surveyed want to balance the budget with cuts alone.

The poll’s results were published as the Republican-led Legislature and the DFL governor head into the final week of a legislative session.

The poll asked 548 people about the question of taxes versus reductions during surveys taken from May 6 to May 9. That question has a margin of error of plus or minus 5.7 percentage points.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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