University of Minnesota officials have stopped asking the public what they think about President Eric Kaler’s job performance – a decision that comes a year after his approval ratings dropped by double digits.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS found the university removed questions about Kaler from its annual market research last year. The university had included Kaler’s approval rating every year dating back to at least 2011.
“We determined that asking a question about one individual, when many don't know who the president is, makes little sense,” Evan Lapiska, a university spokesperson said in an email Tuesday.
Lapiska said the Office of the President was involved in the decision to remove questions about Kaler from the survey.