The people of Pennsylvania are fucking lunatics. That is all.
PPP’s newest poll of Pennsylvania finds there’s still a fair amount of support for Joe Paterno in the state, although his image has taken somewhat of a hit. 45% of voters in the state see him favorably to 37% with a negative opinion. That represents a net 15 point decline from a November survey when he was at +23 (51/28). By a 48/35 margin respondents expressed opposition to removing his statue from the Penn State campus, something that ended up happening in the middle of the poll’s Saturday-Monday field period.
When replica statues are inevitably hoisted across the state, maybe Phil Knight can dedicate them and Franco Harris can raise them with his bare hands.