Although Pennsylvanians may still like Paterno, they also see the need for him to move along. 45% of voters agree with the decision to fire Paterno to 38% who disagree and 17% who don’t have an opinion one way or the other. Almost every group is supportive of Paterno’s firing with the exception of voters identifying as ‘very conservative,’ who oppose his being removed by a 33/46 margin, and Republicans who split evenly at 41%…

While Penn State and Paterno are still polling pretty well, Jerry Sandusky breaks the all time PPP record for the least popular person we have ever polled on. A whooping 88% of voters in the state have a negative opinion of him to only 3% with a positive one. It’s clear his NBC interview last week did little or nothing to rehabilitate his image. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, seen unfavorably by 83% of voters in his state, was previously the most unpopular person PPP had ever polled on.