While most state workers and state-run services have been back at work for a week now, the Minnesota government shutdown is still at the forefront of many Minnesotans' minds.
In a recent survey conducted by MinnPost, the majority of Minnesotans blame Republicans—who control both the House and Senate—for the shutdown. MinnPost reported a 2-1 margin of those who believe the fault rests on Republicans' shoulders versus Gov. Mark Dayton's.
The survey polled 589 randomly selected, English speaking adults across Minnesota from July 24-26 (from both landline and cell phone homes) and is 95 percent accurate with a variance of 4.8 percent (plus or minus), according to the MinnPost article detailing the survey.
Unsurprisingly, those surveyed who identified as Republicans and Democrats sided with their respective parties and pointed fingers at the other. Those who identified as Independents were identified as the "swing group," with 46 percent placing blame on Republicans, 18 percent on Dayton and 25 percent on both groups.
What do Richfield residents think about this? Do you think one group is more at fault than another? Is it fair to point fingers at just one group?
Going further, do you think this survey holds any water?
Tell us what you think in the comments section below.
If you're thirsty for more shutdown coverage, the following is a list with links to a handful of other interesting articles from July 28:
Bloomberg Businessweek: Water standard delayed on wild rice issue
Coon Rapids Herald: State education bill hits District 11 pocketbooks
MinnPost: Half of Minnesota's millionaires really do live elsewhere
Minnesota Public Radio: Minn. parks reservation system sees record response
Olmsted County Journal: End of state shutdown is good news for flood victims
Star Tribune: Minnesota's anxiety: At the office and at home, real fear of what's next