Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Poll: Fewer people want Blagojevich behind bars

Fewer people want to see Rod Blagojevich convicted, according to a new poll.

The poll by Rasmussen shows 57 percent of registered Illinois voters want to see Blagojevich go to jail. The number is down from 79 percent in December of 2008, when the former governor was arrested.

Experts say the reason may be timing.

More people tend to feel a person is guilty when they are arrested, according to Jason Pierceson, a political science professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Pierceson's comments were featured in a June 14, 2010, report by WCIA-TV Channel 3.

Read more and watch the story on WCIA's website