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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A new poll shows Gov. Tom Corbett's popularity shrinking, even though he scored points for challenging the NCAA sanctions against Penn State.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday says 51% of registered voters believe the Republican does not deserve re-election next year. Thirty-one percent said Corbett deserves another term.

The poll of 1,221 voters says 42% disapprove of his job performance, up from 38% in a November survey by the Connecticut-based university, while those who approve shrank from 40 to 36%.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said the NCAA sanctions were too severe. Forty-three percent approved of Corbett's court challenge while 37% disapproved.

The telephone survey was conducted over six days ending Sunday. The sampling error margin is plus or minus 2.8%age points.

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