New poll finds NFL is least liked sport; approvals down 31%

There are consequences to actions — a fact that the Left like to ignore.

Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner, Oct. 7, 2017, that a Winston Group representative survey of 1,000 registered voter, taken on August 29-30 and then again September 28-29, found that after just one month of player, coach, and owner protests of the flag and National Anthem, the National Football League (NFL), which already saw lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, has gone from the quintessential American sport to the least liked of top professional and college sports.

From the survey:

  • NFL now has the highest unfavorable rating – 40% – of any big sport.
  • Favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57% to 44%.
  • Among fans, ratings plummeted from 73% favorable/19% unfavorable in August, to 42% favorable/47% unfavorable in September.
  • While every category of NFL fan saw a drop in support, among football’s core fan base — men aged 34-54 — favorable ratings fell 31%, from 73% to 42%, while their negative image of the NFL rose from +54% in August to -5% in September.

The Winston Poll was of brand images for the NFL, Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), and college football and basketball.

In August, the poll found that the NFL had the second highest favorables, just a few points below baseball:

  • MLB: 61% favorable to 13% unfavorable.
  • NFL: 57% favorable to 23% unfavorable.
  • College football: 53% favorable to 16% unfavorable.
  • College basketball: 48% favorable to 17% unfavorable.
  • NBA: 47% favorable to 23% unfavorable.

A month later in September, a Winston Poll found that the NFL had the highest unfavorables:

  • MLB: 63% favorable to 16% unfavorable.
  • College football: 51% favorable to 21% unfavorable.
  • NBA: 46% favorable to 28% unfavorable.
  • College basketball: 45% favorable to 25% unfavorable.
  • NFL: 44% favorable to 40% unfavorable.

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11 responses to “New poll finds NFL is least liked sport; approvals down 31%

  1. That fellow pretty well sums the meaning of arrogrant ass, IMO.

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    • joseph . . . All I can say is Amen to that! These jokers just never thought that there was a limit to how much ill behavior the American people would put up with.

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  2. Richard Raymond

    Are these people acing themselves out of a very profitable income and lifestyle? If so very foolish.
    I watched a lot of it for 40 years and enjoyed much of it but it was/is bread and circuses (intentional distraction) should have been eternally vigilant.

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    I think the numbers are way worse.
    They got to start spinning even more incredible double talking bull crap,
    but maybe it’s gone too far.
    All the normal human beings will use the NFL as the scapegoat for the giant pussbag that DC, MSM and professional sports have become.

    Hey did you see Huckabee on TBN?
    My idea of adult entertainment,
    not the NFL roller derby without wheels.
    Let’s send one up rocket boy’s poopshoot.


  4. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    We stopped watching the NFL LONG AGO after all of the gyrating started. We wanted to watch football being played – not watch the zoo and the inhabitants on display.


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  5. The NFL is nothing more than a LGBT programming tool for weak minded zombies. September 19 headline: San Francisco 49ers have a new addition to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, first ever openly gay coach in NFL history Before that Jen Welter, Jen Welter hired by Cardinals; believed to be first female (tranny) coach in NFL

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  6. Although it would seem that the United Nations has decided that they should get into the fray over American citizens turning their backs on NFL players who disrespect our nation and our flag.

    For those of us who want to have “skin in the game,” it is the right thing to let your voice and actions be heard. For some reason I think back to the 9/11 tragedy of Doomed Flight 93. One of the men on the flight, Todd Beamer, spoke with a telephone switchboard operator for 20 minutes or more. They recited the Lord’s Prayer. Beamer and another gentleman by the name of Mark Bingham, decided they would attempt to wrest control of the plane from the hijackers . . . the last words the telephone operator heard was, “Are you ready? Let’s Roll! All those on the flight gave their all, and should be considered American Hero’s. The words . . . Let’s Roll . . should be the mantra of each and every American patriot. We may not be called to forfeit our life as these people did, but for each of us to stand against those who would cripple and dismantle our nation: whatever it is that we need to do to thwart the efforts of those who hate and wish to destroy this nation . . . whether it be that we stand against those who would take a knee, or corrupt politicians, or teachers and professors that promote leftist ideals. there are many ways that we can serve. I say that it is time for each of us to incorporate “Let’s Roll” in the fabric of our own life, and be an example to all those who surround us.

    Great Article!

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  7. NFL will never die they will bounce back like Wall street and still screw the players in the process….


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