A week after the bombshell report of Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) kissing and groping Leeann Tweeden without her consent during a USO tour in 2006, his new approval numbers have been released.
According to a survey conducted by KSTP, only 22 percent of those surveyed said he should remain in the Senate, while 33 percent said he should resign. 36 percent said Franken should wait for the results of a planned Senate Ethics Committee investigation.
The new results show Franken is only slightly more popular than President Donald Trump.
KSTP/SURVEYUSA: Just 22 percent say Sen. Franken should remain in office. 33% say he should resign...36% wait for results of Senate Ethics Committee. His approval rating in MN now just 36%, only 5 points higher than President Trump. pic.twitter.com/eHXI5CBFiq
— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) November 22, 2017
In a statement to KSTP after the poll's results were revealed, Franken said, “I know that I’ve let down and disappointed a lot of people — many Minnesotans, my family, and my friends. To all of them, let me say: I’m so sorry. And I hope you know I’m committed to regaining your trust.”
While his approval ratings have taken a hit, Franken does not plan on resigning from the Senate anytime soon. According to his spokesperson, "He is spending time with his family in Washington, D.C., and will be through the Thanksgiving holiday, and he’s doing a lot of reflecting.”