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Poll: Half Of Voters Think Al Franken Should Resign From The Senate

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter

Fifty percent of U.S. voters think​ Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken should resign over multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him, according to a poll released Wednesday.

The Politico/Morning Consult poll shows half of the country does not believe Franken is still fit to serve as a United States Senator after two women accused him of groping them without their consent.

News anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Franken on Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her on a USO tour in 2006. Franken apologized for his behavior, but another woman accused him Monday of groping her in 2010. The senator assumed office in 2009. (RELATED: A Definitive Collection Of Creepy Al Franken Photos Groping Women)

Many members of Franken’s own party believe he should resign. At least three left-wing activist groups have now called for his resignation. Forty-nine percent of Democrats believe Franken should step down, according to the poll. Fifty-six percent of Republicans believe Franken should resign.

The poll also shows 66 percent of voters believe the Senate Ethics Committee should investigate the  allegations against Franken.

The poll surveyed 2,586 voters between Nov. 16-19. There was a margin of error of two percentage points.

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