Poll: Half of Minnesotans don't want Sen. Al Franken to resign

Al Franken’s already announced his intentions, saying, "I will be resigning as a member of the united state senate."

However, a new poll finds half of Minnesota voters don’t want the Senator to follow through come January 2nd, despite facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

The results from the Public Policy Polling found 42% of Minnesotans think the democratic senator should resign. Democrats, at 71%, overwhelmingly think Franken shouldn’t resign.

Democratic senators call on Al Franken to resign
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Democratic senators call on Al Franken to resign
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the first to publish a Wednesday post on social media calling for Al Franken's Senate resignation, and her colleagues were quick to follow ...
As elected officials, we should be held to the highest standards—not the lowest. The allegations against Sen. Frank… https://t.co/h2BHS6O5nd
Today, I am calling on my colleague Al Franken to step aside. I’ve struggled with this decision because he’s been a… https://t.co/6o1WP2RhFC
Sexual harassment and misconduct should not be allowed by anyone and should not occur anywhere. I believe the best… https://t.co/YrXRgyJpTn
Sen. Al Franken should step down. Everyone must share the responsibility of building a culture of trust and respect… https://t.co/u6cgoWHi42
Al Franken should resign.
It is clear that Al Franken has engaged in a pattern of egregious and unacceptable behavior toward women. He should resign.
I’m shocked and appalled by Senator Franken’s behavior. It’s clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persi… https://t.co/PPwAl5dAEY
I am deeply disappointed by Senator Franken’s behavior. He must step aside. My full statement here.
I believe it is best for Senator Franken to resign.
I agree with my colleagues who have stepped forward today and called on Senator Franken to resign. We can’t just be… https://t.co/Gt1Tnsvh1a
Sen. Franken has said that he will be making an announcement about his political future tomorrow. The right thing is for him to resign.
I have listened to them. I have listened to my female colleagues, to women I work with and women in my life. And I… https://t.co/Zh99IfLaUU
My statement on Sen. Franken: https://t.co/SuI2gmHHRk
Senator Franken’s behavior was wrong. He has admitted to what he did. He should resign from the Senate.
Sexual harassment is unacceptable. I believe Senator Franken should do the right thing and resign.
Al Franken has been a friend to many in the Senate – Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike – but these alle… https://t.co/kX1Wyrv2Y2
Joe is calling for Senator Franken to resign. https://t.co/ff5i1rnhJs

Interestingly, Franken’s approval rating is higher among women at 57% when compared to the 37% of men who approve of his performance.

Multiple women have accused the former SNL writer of sexual impropriety including one from a radio host.

One said, “he mashed his lips against my face and he stuck his tongue in my mouth so fast.’”

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and nearly half of democratic senators are pressuring Franken to resign, saying “enough is enough.”

Franken caved, giving a defiant speech in which he said, "I know in my heart that nothing I've done as a senator - nothing - has brought dishonor on this institution."

Since his announcement, Politico, citing un-named sources, reports at least four Senators are urging Franken to reconsider his decision.

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