Franken tanking: New poll shows support for Minnesota senator bottoms out following sexual assault allegations

(National SentinelFallout: A new poll of Minnesota voters shows that support for Democratic Sen. Al Franken has fallen dramatically following allegations of improper sexual conduct in 2006 and beyond.

According to a survey conducted by local affiliate KSTP and SurveyUSA, Franken’s approval rating has fallen 17 points since the allegations became public, from 53 percent to 36 percent.

Less than one-quarter of those surveyed — 22 percent — said they thought Franken should remain in office.

That compares with about one-third of Minnesotans who said that Franken should resign. And another 26 percent said they want to wait to see the results of…

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