ST. PAUL (AP) -- A growing number of Minnesota voters don't want to abolish one house of the Legislature, according to a Saint Paul Pioneer Press-Minnesota Public Radio poll published Tuesday.
Opposition to a one-house Legislature has risen slightly since last fall. In the current poll, 35 percent favor the idea of dropping one house and 42 percent oppose it, with the rest undecided. In an October poll, 35 percent favored it and 37 percent opposed it.
Dale Ehremberg, 62, lives on a farm near Milan, which he and his wife rent out to another farmer. He drives a bus for the local school district and runs a ditch mowing service. He thinks the Legislature's performance is ''pretty good,'' an opinion formed largely by his high opinion of legislators he knows.
''We're getting good service now, and if it ain't broke, don't fix it.'' Ehremberg said.
The poll of 641 Minnesota voters was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. of Washington, D.C., from Feb 25-28. The margin of sampling error is estimated at plus or minus 4 percentage points.
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