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  Minnesota Poll: Economy takes its toll on Bush
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Last EditedEric  Sep 12, 2003 02:19pm
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MediaNewspaper - Star Tribune, The (Minneapolis - St. Paul)
News DateFriday, September 12, 2003 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPresident Bush's job approval rating in Minnesota has tumbled back to prewar levels, and his stewardship of the nation's economy is the biggest reason.

A new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll found Bush's job approval rating stands at 49 percent, down from 63 percent in April, when Minnesotans, along with the rest of the nation, rallied behind a president leading a nation in wartime. Bush's approval rating now is 1 point below the rating he received in February, but far lower than his high of 87 percent after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

As it has been throughout his presidency, Bush's approval rating is lower in Minnesota than it is nationwide.
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