Most registered voters in Pennsylvania still have a favorable opinion of former Penn State Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno, despite his relationship with former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, who's accused of sexually abusing several children, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Though 52 percent of respondents support the University's decision to dismiss Paterno, 48 percent of them still hold a favorable opinion of the FBS' all-time leader in victories, while 36 percent have an unfavorable opinion.
Unsurprisingly, the voters surveyed who also identified themselves as interested in college football fans have different results. 57 percent of the self-identified football fans regard Paterno favorably, compared to just 29 percent with an unfavorable opinion.
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