53% of voters approve of the job Dayton is doing to 39% who disapprove. He has twice as many Republicans (14%) who approve of the job he's doing as Democrats (7%) who are unhappy with his performance, and he's also on positive ground with independents at 49/40.
Right now Norm Coleman seems like Dayton's most likely foe next year, and if he wants the nomination Republican voters in the state want him to have it. 57% say they'd like him to be their candidate next year with no one else who we threw into the mix getting more than 5%. But Coleman's not that popular with the general electorate- 35% see him favorably to 43% with a negative opinion- and in a hypothetical head to head with Dayton he trails by a 52/39 margin.