Poll: Majority Of Minnesotans Say Peterson Was ‘Abusive’
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A majority of Minnesotans surveyed about child abuse allegations against Adrian Peterson show they disapprove of the way he disciplined his son.
A newspaper poll shows 57 percent of Minnesota adults surveyed described Peterson's actions as "abusive."
Nearly two-thirds say Peterson should be released from the Vikings or remain benched until his legal issues are resolved in a Texas court.
Peterson admitted hitting his son with a switch, causing visible injuries.
Peterson has been charged with reckless or negligent injury to his child and will not play for the Vikings until the case is resolved.
The poll of 500 Minnesotans was taken from September 22nd through September 24th on land and cellphones.
It has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.