Poll: Half Of Minnesotans Don’t Think Al Franken Should Resign

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Among Democrats, 71% think the senator should remain in office. Franken has indicated he will step down on January 2.

A recent Public Policy Polling survey revealed that half of Minnesota voters do not believe Democratic Senator Al Franken should resign following allegations of sexual misconduct.

According the Hill,

Among Democrats, 71 percent don't think Franken should resign.

The poll also finds that 53 percent of voters approve of the job Franken is doing in office, compared to 42 percent who don't approve. His approval rating is slightly higher among women, with 57 percent of women saying they approve of his job performance, compared with 37 percent who don't.

Franken has indicated he will step down officially on January 2, with Minnesota's Democratic lieutenant governor, Tina Smith, temporarily assuming his seat.