A new poll released Friday shows Pennsylvania's registered voters favor renaming Penn State's football stadium in honor of longtime coach Joe Paterno, who died in January.
The Quinnipiac University survey found that 46 percent of those polled thought the school should rename Beaver Stadium, while 40 percent were opposed.
The idea was more strongly backed by those who described themselves as ''very or somewhat interested'' in college football, and by those over age 65.
Beaver Stadium is named for James Beaver, a Pennsylvania governor of the late 19th century who served on the school's board of trustees.
Pollsters surveyed nearly 1,300 registered voters over six days earlier this month. The poll's margin of error was plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
A movement has percolated for several years to rename the stadium for Paterno, who coached at the school for some six decades. Supporters have also suggested renaming the street leading to Beaver Stadium for him.
The Paterno fami...