F&M Poll: 58% Say Kane Should Resign

Kane-sadA solid majority of Pennsylvania voters think Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign.

That’s one of the results of the latest Franklin & Marshall poll, which was released today.

F&M posed the question of whether Kane should step down given the legal case proceeding against her.

58% said she should resign while 29% believe Kane should continue to serve. 12% were unsure.

This is a seven point increase from when F&M last asked this question in October and a twelve point increase from when they first posed the question last August.

They did not provide any demographic breakdowns, but did ask those who believe she should resign if Kane should be impeached if she doesn’t resign.

Once again, 58% of respondents said yes while 19% said no and 24% were unsure.

This poll was conducted by the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. They surveyed 985 registered Pennsylvania voters from February 13th to February 21st. The margin of error is +/- 3.1%.

February 25th, 2016 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 42 Comments

42 thoughts on “F&M Poll: 58% Say Kane Should Resign”

  1. All spin is one way says:

    This guy said it right–

    These polls are stupid. Most people just want to see order and integrity restored in PA. Some may think that involves Kane leaving a few months before her term is up. But – the real problem is people like Eakin and Fina (and many others who have not yet been in the press). Those are the corrupt men who clamor for “accountability” when it comes to the people they throw in jail, but run away and hide when it is time for them to take personal responsibility.

    For instance: Frank Fina is a Philadelphia ADA. He is a public servant who has held many press conferences. Before his e-mails became public, he challenged the AG to a “televised debate.”

    After his e-mails came out – it’s been nothing but “No comment.” Even after it was revealed that he sent the following to his white male buddies, NOTHING from Frank Fina. No apology. No press conference. NOTHING. He mis-used his State computer – something he prosecuted others for doing. Here’s the e-mail he sent:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808; and that is just one example. There are many others. Some of his e-mails suggest that females in the workplace need to perform oral sex on their male bosses to advance their careers.

    How friggin’ racist is the creep, Frank Fina? How can there be “integrity” in this system if this person is a part of it? I’ll tell you – there can’t be.

  2. Smokescreens don't last forever says:

    ****It must be frustrating when Kane’s OWN special prosecutor won’t give her the results she was looking for:

    News
    Special prosecutor: No criminal charges likely in porn scandal
    Updated: MARCH 1, 2016 — 1:07 AM EST

    PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

    “The special prosecutor hired by Attorney General Kathleen Kane to examine the evidence in Porngate says it is unlikely he will bring criminal charges against anyone involved in the scandal.

    by Craig R. McCoy,

    “The special prosecutor hired by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to examine the evidence in the pornographic email scandal says it is unlikely he will bring criminal charges against anyone involved.

    “Douglas F. Gansler, in an interview Monday, said bringing charges under obscenity statutes would be far-fetched. Such prosecutions have become fairly rare nationwide, he said.

    “As for the former or current officials who swapped pornographic or otherwise offensive emails on government computers, Gansler said their conduct might violate workplace rules, but was hardly criminal.

    “He said the government workers might have committed a “policy violation, possibly an ethics violation,” but not a crime.
    Gansler’s comments about the narrowing scope of his mission come as tension continues to simmer between him and the Kane aides who objected to his appointment.

    “In a separate interview Monday, Chuck Ardo, the official spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office, raised doubt about whether Gansler had legal authority to prosecute in any event.”

  3. rsklaroff says:

    the latest from KeystoneReports:

    SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: NO CRIMINAL CHARGES LIKELY IN PORNGATE
    http://mobile.philly.com/beta?wss=/philly/news&id=370579971

    Kathleen Kane: Thousands spent on investigation into offensive emails so far…
    http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/02/kathleen_kane_porngate_investi.html

    Kane defends contract for email review before House committee…
    http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/10060367-74/kane-law-contract

  4. UnsanctionedSpongeBuggySuckBoyCrossdressingBrandy says:

    ARE YOU SUGGESTING GLOBAL WARMING IS REAL?????????

  5. HaHaHa says:

    58% think climate change is not happening.

  6. UnsanctionedSpongeBuggySuckBoyCrossdressingBrandy says:

    ARE YOU SUGGESTING THEY DID NOT, HAHAHA????

  7. HaHaHa says:

    58% think men rode on the backs of dinosaurs.

  8. Smokescreens don't last forever says:

    HARRISBURG — “Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s political consultant was caught on an FBI wiretap talking about how she wanted the consultant’s help in passing along documents that later became the subject of a grand jury leak probe, The Morning Call has learned.

    “The FBI recorded the conversation between Kane’s consultant, Josh Morrow, and an unidentified person during its 2014 extortion investigation of state Treasurer Rob McCord, a source told the newspaper.

    “The FBI later provided the recording to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, which has charged Kane with lying about her role in passing along the grand jury documents that were discussed in the call, the source said. The grand jury documents involved were supposed to be kept private. Instead, prosecutors say, they were used by Kane to discredit a rival. County prosecutors gave the recording to Kane’s legal defense team Feb. 5 in preparation for her trial this summer, the source said.

    “Ten days later, Kane announced that for her children’s sake, she would not seek re-election.

  9. Schoolteacher says:

    DD2.- Doyou know for sure that the lawsuit was indeed filed against Cruz. That’s what scares me among other things about Trump. He says alot but not sure what he follows up on.

  10. HaHaHa says:

    If there’s a lawyer that thinks the voice of a liar on tape means anything at all when it comes to Kane, he/she is an idiot and not an “expert.”

    Kane’s voice is not on the tapes. End of non-story.

  11. rsklaroff says:

    “Smokescreens don’t last forever” lifted the precise quote that I’d have chosen to illustrate the profundity of this piece; it’s difficult to envision her having the ability to maintain her maternal responsibilities while behind-bars.

  12. Smokescreens don't last forever says:

    From the Allentown Morning Call:

    “Such a recording offers potentially corroborating evidence to bolster county prosecutors’ claims that Ms. Kane lied under oath by denying a role in the leak. One legal expert called the recording a ‘slam dunk’ for prosecutors.”

  13. HaHaHa says:

    Wiretap recordings prove nothing of the sort. Kane is not even on them.
    GET A CLUE, mental patient.

  14. rsklaroff says:

    The Latest:

    FBI wiretap shows Kathleen Kane asked consultant to pass along leak probe docs
    http://www.mcall.com/news/local/investigations/mc-pa-kathleen-kane-fbi-wiretap-20160225-story.html

    Bumsted: Where does Kane’s case go from here?
    http://triblive.com/opinion/bradbumsted/10036892-74/kane-impeachment-democrats

  15. Smokescreens don't last forever says:

    “Sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there appears to be an active FBI investigation asking questions about Kane as well as a Philadelphia grand jury looking into her and her office,” the Intelligencer wrote.

    “According to one knowledgeable source, at least one former employee of the Attorney General’s Office has been interviewed by FBI agents in recent weeks,” they continue. “The source said one of the agents was from the anti-corruption unit.”

  16. Pat Unger says:

    Kane is still not on these recordings. The voice of a hack on telephone saying what Kane “wants” is as useless as the BS testimony of that hack.

    http://www.mcall.com/news/local/investigations/mc-pa-kathleen-kane-fbi-wiretap-20160225-story.html

    Nice try though, RETARD-boy.

  17. Smokescreens don't last forever says:

    “County prosecutors gave the recording to Kane’s legal defense team Feb. 5 in preparation for her trial this summer, the source said.

    “Ten days later, Kane announced that for her children’s sake, she would not seek re-election.”

  18. aaron says:

    Has Eakin resigned yet?

  19. rsklaroff says:

    @ d2:

    Your logic is again askew; she should be convicted and then removed, a perspective that a clear majority [that can’t be challenged, as you did previously] harbors.

    This has nothing to do with frivolous litigation against Cruz for, just like what occurred in Illinois, attacks on his ability to be POTUS will fail after neutral evaluation; keep digging, for you’re approaching the earth’s core.

  20. David Diano says:

    rsklaroff-

    The “clear majority” is merely expressing the misguide opinion that someone should be penalized before they’ve had their day in court.

    Since you seem to agree to this shadowy legal view, then to be consistent, you should be calling for Ted Cruz to resign from the campaign until the lawsuit is resolved regarding his citizenship.

  21. Chris Martinez says:

    i aint go nowear, i jest say catleen cain done good job gonna win again,

  22. HaHaHa says:

    R (etard) – I don’t see any comments from a “Mr. Martinez.” They must have all been deleted …

  23. Katie says:

    Just leave her alone. She isn’t running stop wasting time go back to getting a budget

  24. HaHaHa says:

    Neez — WTF are you talking about?

    This is not a “dirty” e-mail. It is a racist e-mail. And the person that sent it (to only his white male buddies) used taxpayer resources distribute it. He then went on a massive smear campaign against the person that found it on his server (and many other things too). Oh – and he has previously prosecuted people for mis-using taxpayer resources.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808

    BTW – it was Frank Fina!!

  25. Neez says:

    All of this over some dirty email chain, geez!!!!!!!!!! People act like they never saw a dirty email or dirty text. This is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars, a huge waste.

    In a normal private company, the people with the emails would get a reprimand or warning, told to delete and stop the chain and business would move on.

    Instead since this is a political smear campaign, we have to waste precious taxpayer resources to bring this in and out of the spotlight.

  26. HaHaHa says:

    mr. sklaroff — the “clear majority” includes TEA-slurpers and Jello-eaters like you!! In fact — a lot of them (as they tend to be the ones who still have land-lines).

    Do you eat at Cracker Barrel?

  27. rsklaroff says:

    @ d2 & Ha3:

    The clear majority now is convinced!

  28. Unsanctioned R(etard) says:

    Agree with Mr. Martinez.

  29. aaron says:

    What time is it? Has Eakin resigned yet?

  30. rsklaroff is a mental patient says:

    He has been wrong 378 straight times when it comes to AG Kane.

  31. rsklaroff says:

    Here’s a few questions for d2:

    1) Did you know that, if she gets impeachment trial, she would be either convicted or not convicted [and not “impeached”…which will already have occurred c/o the House]?

    2) Did you know that it doesn’t matter whether she has had a trial, yet, because the two processes are mutually exclusive [and both are de-novo proceedings]?

  32. Jerry Policoff says:

    Once again I must take issue with any Keystone poll because they continue to include only land line households, solely, as Terry Madonna once acknowledged to me in an email, because he cannot afford the cost of including a wireless sample. The latest data developed by the CDC finds that about 48% of U.S. households are wireless only and almost 60% are mostly wireless. These households are more likely to be Black or Hispanic, lower income, young, et al versus landline households. You cannot conduct a poll while excluding almost 60% of the telephone universe from the sample.
    Recently some pollsters have taken to including responses from both landline and wireless households. The responses are often radically different. In one NBC poll landline households gave Bernie Sanders a 5% edge over Hillary Clinton while the edge in wireless households was 40%. You’ll note Hillary Clinton maintains a large lead over Sanders in this poll of landline only households.
    F&M does us all a disservice by continuing to use this discredited land line only methodology. Do it right or get out of the polling business.

  33. HaHaHa says:

    DD – Reasonable people have already figured out what the “corrupt network” has been up to. One of them is in Court right now after he got EXPOSED trying to fix the case against him (Eakin)

    Another one just got SLAMMED by the Superior Court – who found that his conduct in the Penn State case was “highly improper” (Fina).

    Many of this 58% would have voted that way the day Kane got sworn in. Many of them thing men rode on the backs of dinosaurs.

  34. David Diano says:

    Here’s a few questions for the poll:

    1) If she gets impeachment trial, and not impeached should she resign?

    2) Did you know that she hasn’t had a trial, yet?

  35. getridofthemall says:

    Who cares???

    These polls are stupid. Most people just want to see order and integrity restored in PA. Some may think that involves Kane leaving a few months before her term is up. But – the real problem is people like Eakin and Fina (and many others who have not yet been in the press). Those are the corrupt men who clamor for “accountability” when it comes to the people they throw in jail, but run away and hide when it is time for them to take personal responsibility.

    For instance: Frank Fina is a Philadelphia ADA. He is a public servant who has held many press conferences. Before his e-mails became public, he challenged the AG to a “televised debate.”

    After his e-mails came out – it’s been nothing but “No comment.” Even after it was revealed that he sent the following to his white male buddies, NOTHING from Frank Fina. No apology. No press conference. NOTHING. He mis-used his State computer – something he prosecuted others for doing. Here’s the e-mail he sent:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/zadock1/3580634808; and that is just one example. There are many others. Some of his e-mails suggest that females in the workplace need to perform oral sex on their male bosses to advance their careers.

    How friggin’ racist is the creep, Frank Fina? How can there be “integrity” in this system if this person is a part of it? I’ll tell you – there can’t be.

  36. Pat Unger says:

    Kane can’t resign until the Special Prosecutor has completed his investigation into the people who have been trying to cover-up their misdeeds for 2 or 3 years.

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