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Only 22% Of Minnesotans Say Franken Should Stay Amid Sexual Assault Accusations

The Minnesota Democrat's approval rating in the state has dropped 17 points after allegations of sexual assault surfaced.

By NTK Staff | 11.22.2017 @8:51am
Only 22% Of Minnesotans Say Franken Should Stay Amid Sexual Assault Accusations

A KSTP/SurveyUSA survey found that only 22% of Minnesotans think that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) should remain in the United States Senate following multiple accusations of sexual assault against women.

Last week, Leeann Tweeden, a Los Angeles-based radio host, accused Franken of sexually assaulting her during a USO Tour in December 2006. This was followed by another woman coming forward to accuse Franken of groping her while he was in the United States Senate.

According to the KSTP/SurveyUSA survey, which was released on Wednesday, only “22 percent of Minnesotans think he should remain in his post, compared to 33 percent who say he should resign.”

Thirty-six percent of Minnesotans say they are waiting to see what comes from a Senate Ethics Committee investigation into Franken’s behavior.

Franken’s overall approval rating in the state has dropped off considerably following the accusations. Last November, 53% of Minnesotans approved of the job Franken was doing. Today, only 36% Minnesotans approve of Franken’s job performance.

Influential liberal groups like Indivisible have called for Franken’s resignation. For his part, Franken’s staff has said the senator will not resign.

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