June 6, 2013 - Pennsylvania Voters Say NCAA Hurt Penn State Football, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Support For Gun Background Checks Remains Strong

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National Collegiate Athletic Association sanctions against Penn State football hurt the program "a great deal," 42 percent of Pennsylvania voters say, while 33 percent say sanctions hurt "somewhat," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The sanctions are "too severe," 46 percent of voters say, while 32 percent say they are appropriate, compared to the findings of a January 29 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, in which 53 percent said the sanctions are "too severe" and 28 percent said "appropriate."

When he was State Attorney General, Gov. Tom Corbett did not do enough to investigate the Jerry Sandusky scandal, voters say 58 - 23 percent, with no group saying he did enough.

A total of 47 percent of Pennsylvania voters say the Penn State situation will be "very important" or "somewhat important" in their vote for governor next year, while 48 percent say it will not be important.

With the passage of time, voter opinion of the late Joe Paterno is improving slightly: Voters have a 47 - 27 percent favorable opinion of the late Penn State coach, compared to 43 - 29 percent favorable January 29.

"Despite a better-than-predicted record in the first post-Paterno season, all voters, even Penn State Football fans, are still steamed with the NCAA for the harsh sanctions imposed on the legendary program," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Pennsylvanians think Gov. Tom Corbett fumbled the Sandusky probe.

"It's a penalty flag for the governor. Facing a blitz of solid Democratic defenders, he is going to have a hard time moving downfield."

Support for gun-control remains strong in Pennsylvania, where 67 percent of voters, including 55 percent of voters in households where there is a gun, "strongly support" a law requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online. Another 17 percent support such a law "somewhat." A total of 88 percent of women support such a measure "strongly" or "somewhat," compared to 77 percent of men. Every partisan, racial, regional, income and educational group strongly supports broader background checks.

"They may be divided by race, region or income bracket, but Pennsylvanians want better background checks. A broad spectrum of voters says we need to know more about people buying guns," Malloy said.

Because of his co-sponsorship of legislation for more background checks, 54 percent of Pennsylvania voters, including 47 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats, think more favorably of U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey. Voters approve 46 - 29 percent of the job Sen. Toomey is doing and give U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. a 45 - 29 percent approval rating.

In an early look at the 2016 U.S. Senate race, Toomey leads former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak 42 - 37 percent.

By a small 49 - 44 percent margin, Pennsylvania voters support expanding Medicaid to enroll more people. Republicans oppose expansion 73 - 18 percent, while Democrats support it 78 - 17 percent, with independent voters divided 46 - 46 percent. Women support expanded Medicaid 52 - 41 percent while men are divided, with 47 percent for keeping Medicaid as is and 45 percent for expansion.

A total of 96 percent of voters say health care will be "very important" or "somewhat important" to their vote for governor next year. Voter attitudes on other issues are:
  • 96 percent say government spending will be very or somewhat important;
  • 96 percent say jobs will be important;
  • 94 percent say taxes;
  • 93 percent cite schools;
  • 70 percent say abortion.
From May 30 - June 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,032 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa and the nation as a public service and for research.

For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

16. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Joe Sestak the Democrat and Pat Toomey the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Sestak               37%     6%    69%    29%    31%    42%
Toomey               42     80     13     39     51     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      4      3      2
DK/NA                19     12     16     26     15     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Sestak               42%    34%    37%    33%    43%    35%    39%    36%    38%
Toomey               45     40     38     47     44     38     42     44     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      -      1      1      -      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      2      1      2      3      2      2      -
DK/NA                12     22     22     17     10     24     16     16     22
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Sestak               39%    58%    40%    42%    31%    30%    25%
Toomey               33     20     39     41     48     46     54
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      2      -      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      3      4      -      1      1      3
DK/NA                24     19     15     17     21     22     17
 
TREND: If the election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Joe Sestak the Democrat and Pat Toomey the Republican, for whom would you vote? (Data available upon request back to May 2009)
                     ELECTION 2010.........................................
                     Jul 14  May 13  Apr 8   Mar 2   Dec 18  Oct 1   Jul 22
                     2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2009    2009
 
Sestak               43      40      34      36      35      35      35
Toomey               43      42      42      39      40      38      39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       -       1       1       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       1       1       2       1       1
DK/NA                12      16      22      24      22      25      23
 
 
17. Is your opinion of Pat Toomey favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            39%    66%    18%    41%    46%    33%
Unfavorable          24      6     39     27     25     24
Hvn't hrd enough     34     26     42     30     27     41
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Pat Toomey favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 06  Jul 14  May 13  Apr 8   Mar 2   Jun 06  Mar 25
                     2013    2010    2010    2010    2010    2013    2009
 
Favorable            39      35      29      29      26      39      14
Unfavorable          24      13       9       9       8      24       6
Hvn't hrd enough     34      51      60      61      65      34      78
REFUSED               2       1       1       1       1       2       2
 
 
18. Is your opinion of Joe Sestak favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            26%    11%    42%    21%    25%    27%
Unfavorable          15     27      3     15     22      8
Hvn't hrd enough     58     61     55     61     51     64
REFUSED               2      2      1      2      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Sestak favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*Low also 18% May 2009)
                                                             FAVORABLE....
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 06  Apr 29  Mar 13  Jul 14  May 13  May 13  Mar 2
                     2013    2013    2013    2010    2010    2010    2010*
 
Favorable            26      27      27      31      32      32      18
Unfavorable          15      15      14      20      14      14       6
Hvn't hrd enough     58      58      58      47      52      52      74
REFUSED               2       1       -       2       2       2       1
 
 
21. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              45%    30%    60%    42%    43%    46%
Disapprove           29     44     16     30     35     23
DK/NA                26     25     24     28     22     31
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              48%    43%    44%    45%    56%    33%    47%    45%    51%
Disapprove           31     28     25     33     28     24     28     33     25
DK/NA                22     29     31     22     17     42     24     22     24
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              55%    35%    46%    47%    36%    52%    43%
Disapprove           18     27     29     30     35     25     33
DK/NA                27     38     25     23     29     23     24
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bob Casey Jr. is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 06  Apr 26  Mar 13  Jan 29  Nov 15  May 28  Dec 16
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2009    2010
 
Approve              45      48      48      44      49      56      39
Disapprove           29      34      34      36      37      21      29
DK/NA                26      18      17      21      14      23      32
 
 
22. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Approve              46%    72%    24%    43%    52%    40%
Disapprove           29     10     46     31     29     29
DK/NA                25     17     29     25     19     31
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Approve              50%    44%    41%    49%    53%    38%    39%    51%    49%
Disapprove           30     29     28     32     31     28     33     30     24
DK/NA                20     27     31     19     16     34     28     19     27
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Approve              37%    34%    51%    44%    38%    50%    54%
Disapprove           32     35     27     35     31     23     24
DK/NA                31     31     22     21     31     27     22
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              34%    49%    49%    52%    40%
Disapprove           32     31     24     27     32
DK/NA                34     20     27     21     29
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Pat Toomey is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 06  Apr 26  Mar 13  Jan 29  Nov 15  Apr 26  Jun 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013    2012
 
Approve              46      48      43      43      43      48      40
Disapprove           29      30      32      25      28      30      27
DK/NA                25      22      26      32      29      22      32
 
 
27. How important will - taxes be to you in your vote for governor next year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very important       68%    79%    61%    64%    66%    71%
Somewhat important   26     18     32     31     26     26
Not important         5      3      7      6      8      2
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very important       57%    73%    74%    63%    61%    66%    62%    70%    71%
Somewhat important   36     22     22     33     29     28     30     25     23
Not important         6      5      4      4     10      6      8      4      5
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very important       61%    63%    67%    65%    68%    78%    73%
Somewhat important   35     31     22     28     26     19     23
Not important         5      6     10      6      5      3      3
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      1      -      1
 
 
28. How important will - jobs be to you in your vote for governor next year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very important       77%    76%    81%    71%    73%    81%
Somewhat important   19     18     17     24     21     16
Not important         4      6      2      4      5      2
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very important       71%    80%    83%    71%    73%    70%    72%    81%    79%
Somewhat important   26     16     14     24     23     24     23     16     16
Not important         3      4      4      3      4      6      4      2      4
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      -      1      -      -
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very important       78%    80%    78%    78%    78%    72%    76%
Somewhat important   16     19     17     18     18     27     18
Not important         6      2      5      4      4      -      4
DK/NA                 1      -      -      -      -      1      1
 
 
29. How important will - schools be to you in your vote for governor next year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very important       72%    60%    83%    73%    67%    77%
Somewhat important   21     31     13     20     25     17
Not important         6      9      3      7      7      5
DK/NA                 1      -      1      -      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very important       70%    73%    75%    70%    70%    69%    74%    72%    73%
Somewhat important   23     20     18     25     24     26     20     20     20
Not important         7      5      7      5      5      5      5      8      5
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      1      -      1      -      2
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very important       80%    79%    72%    70%    70%    68%    69%
Somewhat important   15     13     21     23     21     25     25
Not important         5      6      7      6      8      4      6
DK/NA                 -      2      -      1      1      2      -
 
 
30. How important will - government spending be to you in your vote for governor next year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very important       74%    85%    69%    70%    73%    76%
Somewhat important   22     13     27     25     22     22
Not important         3      2      4      3      4      2
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very important       67%    78%    77%    70%    72%    81%    63%    78%    76%
Somewhat important   28     19     20     26     24     16     33     19     20
Not important         4      2      2      4      4      3      4      3      2
DK/NA                 -      1      1      -      1      -      -      -      2
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very important       69%    68%    72%    76%    69%    89%    76%
Somewhat important   25     26     22     20     30     10     22
Not important         4      6      5      3      1      1      1
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      -      -
 
 
31. How important will - the Penn State situation be to you in your vote for governor next year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very important       23%    19%    29%    22%    21%    25%
Somewhat important   24     25     24     22     20     27
Not important        48     52     42     51     55     41
DK/NA                 5      4      5      5      4      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very important       16%    27%    32%    17%    17%    23%    18%    23%    30%
Somewhat important   19     26     24     23     20     13     21     29     24
Not important        62     42     37     59     60     60     58     44     37
DK/NA                 3      6      7      2      2      4      3      5      8
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very important       17%    31%    26%    18%    22%    23%    26%
Somewhat important   22     24     26     20     28     20     25
Not important        55     38     42     59     41     52     45
DK/NA                 6      7      6      3      9      5      4
 
                     PENN STATE
                     FAN Q41...    HvKids
                     Yes    No     <18
 
Very important       33%    17%    22%
Somewhat important   26     22     21
Not important        36     56     55
DK/NA                 5      5      2
 
 
32. How important will - the issue of abortion be to you in your vote for governor next year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very important       43%    47%    43%    38%    37%    49%
Somewhat important   27     25     30     27     29     26
Not important        27     27     25     33     32     23
DK/NA                 2      1      2      1      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very important       37%    46%    46%    38%    34%    34%    39%    44%    52%
Somewhat important   27     28     29     26     29     32     32     26     23
Not important        35     24     23     34     34     33     29     28     21
DK/NA                 1      3      3      1      2      2      1      2      4
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very important       36%    48%    31%    42%    47%    36%    51%
Somewhat important   28     30     33     27     28     33     21
Not important        34     19     33     29     22     30     26
DK/NA                 2      3      3      3      3      1      1
 
 
33. How important will - health care be to you in your vote for governor next year; very important, somewhat important, or not important?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Very important       79%    76%    85%    73%    71%    87%
Somewhat important   17     17     13     23     23     12
Not important         3      6      2      2      5      2
DK/NA                 1      1      -      2      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Very important       75%    81%    86%    74%    68%    70%    75%    82%    83%
Somewhat important   20     16     11     21     24     25     22     13     13
Not important         5      3      2      4      7      5      3      4      2
DK/NA                 -      1      -      1      1      -      -      1      1
 
                     Alghny Philly NthEst SthEst NthWst SthWst Cntrl
 
Very important       70%    85%    79%    77%    84%    81%    80%
Somewhat important   26     14     18     18     14     14     16
Not important         4      2      2      5      1      4      4
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      1      1
 
 
34. Would you support or oppose a law requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online? IF SUPPORT OR OPPOSE: Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Strongly support     67%    50%    88%    55%    55%    77%
Somewhat support     17     25      7     22     22     11
Somewhat oppose       5     10      1      7      8      3
Strongly oppose       9     13      2     13     12      6
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Strongly support     71%    64%    71%    62%    70%    60%    63%    68%    72%
Somewhat support     15     17     15     18     17     21     20     16     12
Somewhat oppose       5      6      4     10      4      9      4      5      4
Strongly oppose       8      9      8      8      7      7     12      8      8
DK/NA                 1      3      2      2      3      2      1      3      3
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Strongly support     77%    68%    56%    55%    78%
Somewhat support     10     17     22     20     13
Somewhat oppose       3      6      7      8      3
Strongly oppose       7      8     12     14      4
DK/NA                 3      2      3      3      2
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose a law requiring background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online? Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat?
                     Jun 06  Apr 26
                     2013    2013
 
Strongly support     67      69
Somewhat support     17      16
Somewhat oppose       5       5
Strongly oppose       9       7
DK/NA                 3       3
 
 
35. As you may know, Senator Toomey co-sponsored a proposal that would require background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online. Does this make you think more favorably of him, less favorably of him, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
More favorably       54%    47%    67%    48%    46%    61%
Less favorably       10     14      4     13     14      6
No difference        34     39     27     36     37     31
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
More favorably       60%    51%    59%    47%    57%    50%    54%    52%    60%
Less favorably       10     10      9     13     11     14     14      8      8
No difference        29     36     28     38     32     34     31     37     30
DK/NA                 1      3      4      2      -      2      2      2      3
 
                     DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
More favorably       60%    56%    45%    44%    65%
Less favorably        5     12     12     15      5
No difference        30     31     40     40     27
DK/NA                 5      1      2      1      3
 
TREND: As you may know, Senator Toomey co-sponsored a proposal that would require background checks on people buying guns at gun shows or online. Does this make you think more favorably of him, less favorably of him, or doesn't it make a difference?
                     Jun 06  Apr 26
                     2013    2013
 
More favorably       54      54
Less favorably       10      12
No difference        34      32
DK/NA                 3       2
 
 
36. As you may know, the 2010 health care law expands Medicaid to provide health insurance to more low-income uninsured adults. The federal government will initially pay the entire cost of this expansion, and after several years, states will pay 10% and the federal government will pay 90%. The Supreme Court ruled that states may choose whether or not to participate in this expansion. What do you think Pennsylvania should do? Do you think Pennsylvania should keep Medicaid as it is today or expand Medicaid to cover more low-income uninsured people?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Keep as is           44%    73%    17%    46%    47%    41%
Expand Medicaid      49     18     78     46     45     52
DK/NA                 8      9      6      8      9      7
 
                     WHITE..............................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                               BornAgnEv
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Keep as is           48%    49%    54%    54%    53%    45%    60%    51%
Expand Medicaid      49     40     37     39     38     48     30     40
DK/NA                 3     10     10      7      9      7     10      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Keep as is           42%    44%    39%    52%    42%    38%    43%    44%    46%
Expand Medicaid      54     46     51     46     52     47     50     52     44
DK/NA                 4     10     10      2      6     15      7      4     10
 
 
37. Is your opinion of Joe Paterno favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Favorable            47%    54%    44%    42%    49%    46%
Unfavorable          27     25     27     30     26     28
Hvn't hrd enough     18     13     23     20     17     19
REFUSED               7      7      7      8      8      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Favorable            52%    46%    48%    50%    46%    41%    46%    50%    51%
Unfavorable          28     26     24     28     35     31     26     26     24
Hvn't hrd enough     11     21     21     14     13     26     19     16     17
REFUSED               8      7      7      8      7      2      9      9      7
 
                     PENN STATE
                     FAN Q41...    HvKids
                     Yes    No     <18
 
Favorable            72%    32%    47%
Unfavorable          12     36     23
Hvn't hrd enough     12     22     22
REFUSED               4      9      9
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Joe Paterno favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Jun 06  Jan 29  Dec 09
                     2013    2013    2011
 
Favorable            47      43      44
Unfavorable          27      29      36
Hvn't hrd enough     18      21      17
REFUSED               7       6       4
 
 
38. Do you think the penalties imposed by the NCAA on Penn State for its handling of the Sandusky scandal were appropriate, too severe, or not severe enough?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Appropriate          32%    30%    34%    33%    31%    32%
Too severe           46     56     40     41     48     44
Not severe enough    13      6     16     16     13     12
DK/NA                 9      9     10     10      7     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Appropriate          33%    32%    30%    32%    37%    41%    38%    30%    25%
Too severe           50     45     43     49     53     35     39     50     54
Not severe enough     8     14     15     14      5     13     15     10     13
DK/NA                 9     10     12      5      5     11      9     10      8
 
                     PENN STATE
                     FAN Q41...    HvKids
                     Yes    No     <18
 
Appropriate          22%    39%    39%
Too severe           66     34     40
Not severe enough     9     14     12
DK/NA                 3     13     10
 
TREND: Do you think the penalties imposed by the NCAA on Penn State for its handling of the Sandusky scandal were appropriate, too severe, or not severe enough?
                     Jun 06  Jan 29  Aug 02
                     2013    2013    2012
 
Appropriate          32      28      36
Too severe           46      53      46
Not severe enough    13      13      12
DK/NA                 9       6       6
 
 
39. How much, if at all, do you think these penalties have hurt Penn State's football program; a great deal, somewhat, not so much or not at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
A great deal         42%    46%    41%    38%    43%    41%
Somewhat             33     35     30     35     35     31
Not so much          12      9     15     12     10     13
Not at all            6      4      6      5      7      4
DK/NA                 8      7      9     10      5     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
A great deal         37%    44%    48%    36%    40%    48%    44%    41%    39%
Somewhat             37     31     29     38     37     33     27     34     37
Not so much          13     11     10     15     12     12     14     12      9
Not at all            4      6      4      6      6      2      7      5      6
DK/NA                 9      8     10      4      6      5      9      7      9
 
                     PENN STATE
                     FAN Q41...    HvKids
                     Yes    No     <18
 
A great deal         53%    35%    44%
Somewhat             31     34     28
Not so much           9     13     13
Not at all            4      6      5
DK/NA                 2     12     10
 
 
40. Do you believe that when he was Attorney General, Tom Corbett did enough to investigate the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes/Did enough       23%    31%    16%    25%    28%    18%
No/Did not           58     46     69     54     55     61
DK/NA                19     23     15     21     17     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes/Did enough       25%    22%    19%    27%    27%    24%    24%    24%    19%
No/Did not           57     58     60     57     56     53     56     59     62
DK/NA                18     20     20     16     17     23     20     17     19
 
                     PENN STATE
                     FAN Q41...    HvKids
                     Yes    No     <18
 
Yes/Did enough       23%    23%    26%
No/Did not           65     54     56
DK/NA                12     23     18
 
 
41. Do you consider yourself a Penn State football fan or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Yes                  39%    40%    42%    35%    42%    36%
No                   59     59     56     64     56     62
DK/NA                 2      2      2      1      2      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-44  45-64  65+
 
Yes                  38%    40%    42%    34%    43%    39%    32%    42%    41%
No                   60     59     57     64     55     60     68     56     56
DK/NA                 2      2      1      2      2      1      -      2      3
 
 

Demographic Summary