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39% Say Patriots Should Forfeit Super Bowl Win Over 'Deflategate'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A sizable number of Americans don't feel the penalties lodged against Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots for their use of deflated footballs in a championship game earlier this year are harsh enough and think the team should be stripped of its latest Super Bowl championship. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 800 American Adults was conducted on May 12-13, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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