Poll: Nationwide plurality dislikes Franken

A new poll shows that a plurality of Americans do not find Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) victory over Norm Coleman very funny. Forty-four percent of voters nationwide have an unfavorable view of the former Saturday Night Live star compared with 34 percent who rate him favorably.

Rasmussen Reports conducted the national telephone survey.

The official release mentioned that is it fairly common for individual lawmakers to have unfavorable polling numbers nationally.

On the other hand, it said "There's clearly more intense feeling among those who don'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."

Also, 19 percent of Democrats had a very favorable rating of Franken while 51 percent of Republicans and 32 percent of independents found him very unfavorable.

On Tuesday, Coleman conceded the race to Franken after the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously declared Franken the winner. The close election has been tied up in an eight-month court battle over recounts.