POLL: Half Of Voters Think Al Franken Should Resign From Senate

There’s new bad news for Minnesota Democrat Al Franken. According to a new poll, a solid half of voters think he should resign from his senate seat.

Politico reports:

Poll: Half think Franken should resign

A majority of voters think the Senate Ethics Committee should investigate Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), and half think Franken should resign from the Senate, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll.

The poll was conducted after radio personality Leeann Tweeden alleged that Franken groped her in 2006, prior to his Senate tenure — but before a second woman, Lindsay Menz, said that Franken touched her inappropriately while he was a senator in 2010. Still, 66 percent of voters said the ethics panel should probe Franken’s conduct, while only 15 percent think the committee should not look into the matter.

Fully 50 percent of voters think Franken, who has served in the Senate since 2009, should resign, and 22 percent think he should not resign…

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When it comes to Franken, the partisan gap is narrow: Forty-nine percent of Democrats think he should resign, along with 56 percent of Republicans and 44 percent of independents.

It’s possible that Franken is waiting until after the Thanksgiving holiday to see if the public will begin to forget and move on from the scandal.

Will he resign? We’ll probably know in a week or less.


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