Sen.-elect Al Franken, D-Minn., talks to supporters during a rally at the mall of the Minnesota State Capitol in St Paul, Minn., Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Forty-four percent (44%) of U.S. voters have an unfavorable opinion of former â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€ comedy writer Al Franken as he prepares to join the U.S. Senate as its newest Democratic member.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 34% have a favorable opinion of Franken, who will be sworn in next week as a senator from Minnesota. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure what they think of him.
It is fairly typical for individual legislators to have negative favorability ratings on a national basis.
Thereâ€™s clearly more intense feeling among those who donâ€™t like Franken. Twelve percent (12%) of voters have a very favorable view of the new senator, compared to 29% who have a very unfavorable opinion.
Similarly, 19% of Democrats have a very favorable view of Franken, while 51% of Republicans and 32% of voters not affiliated with either party regard him very unfavorably.
Al Franken is a far left comic that represents more of the Hollwood elite than every day Americans. But, hey he is a Democrat and they care, right?
Flap wonders about the people of Minnesota. First, they elect that moron Jesse Ventura as Governor and now Franken.
What are they thinking?
Then again, California elected Arnold Schwarzenegger, so Flap should talk.