A new poll has found that three-quarters of the state's residents never or "only some of the time" trust the federal government to do what's right and that half believe it has too much power.
The poll, conducted by Minnesota Public Radio and the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, also found that two-thirds of those polled would prefer to have a smaller government providing fewer services; a quarter would prefer a larger government providing more services.
As for President Obama, roughly half of Minnesotans say his policies are nudging the United States toward socialism.
The survey of 701 Minnesota adults was conducted May 13-16. The poll's margin of error is 5.8 percentage points.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."