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20% of Football Fans Say Punishment For Saints Coaches Too Severe

Several members of the New Orleans Saints coaching staff, including head coach Sean Payton, were suspended following the convictions of players who were paid bonuses for harming opponents.  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Football Fans say the punishment given to the Saints coaches is just about right.  Twenty percent (20%) feel the punishment is too severe, while nearly as many (21%) say it is not severe enough.  Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 801 Football Fans was conducted on March 26, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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