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May 06, 2008

Over half of Minnesotans: Franken should drop out!

Bad news for Al Franken: throwing his accountant under the bus didn't work. And, 51% of Minnesotans think he should drop out of the race for Senator of that state. 59% said his failure - oops, his accountant's failure - to pay the full amount of state income taxes in seventeen states will make them less likely to vote for the former alleged funnyman. Only 39% said it would make them more likely to vote for him or wouldn't make a difference at all.

Now, for the spin:
Andy Barr, Franken's campaign spokesman, dismissed the poll results, calling the poll "deeply troubling from a spin standpoint, but from a social studies standpoint, as well."

Barr called the wording of the initial poll question "deeply flawed" because it doesn't mention the fact that Franken overpaid his taxes in Minnesota and New York, his official states of residence.

"It tells one side of the story when there are two equally important sides," Barr said. "Once you ask a question that's so slanted that it amounts to a push poll, it makes the other subsequent questions worthless."

Posted in StuartSmalley at May 6, 2008 12:35 AM

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