Multiple allegations of sexual harassment have turned Minnesotans against Senator Al Franken, according to a poll conducted by KSTP and SurveyUSA. The pollsters found that
only 22 percent of 600 Minnesotans surveyed said he should remain in office. Another 33 percent say he should resign, while 36 percent say he should wait for results of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percent.
Franken’s approval rating also dropped from 53 percent to 36 percent.
Women who once worked on Saturday Night Live with Franken defended his character and called him “an honorable public servant.” Michelle Goldberg at the New York Times, after initially condemning Franken, is walking back her condemnation. At least a plurality of Minnesotans have higher standards than that.