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More than 70 percent of polled Illinoisans oppose pardons for Blagojevich -- or George Ryan

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A new poll released by the Public Policy Polling shows that Illinois residents are feeling no sympathy for our imprisoned ex-governors.

And the lack of forgiveness is almost even for both Rod Blagojevich and George Ryan.

The new polls shows that 75 percent of those polled believe that President Obama should not pardon Blagojevich who is serving a 14-year sentence on corruption. Just 15 percent said he should be pardoned.

Ryan, who is just months from completing his 6 1/2 year term, did fairly better with 20 percent believing he should be pardoned. Still, 70 percent disapproved of a Ryan pardon.

Q7 Do you think President Obama should pardon
former Governor Rod Blagojevich, or not?

He should 15%
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He should not
75%
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Not sure 10%
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Q8 Do you think President Obama should pardon
former Governor George Ryan, or not?

He should 20%
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He should not
70%
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Not sure 10%

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