Public Policy Polling did a survey of voters and asked about some key NFL teams. Based on their research, the Cowboys need to hand over their “America’s Team” status to the Packers.
I’m a recent transplant to Wisconsin and I have to say, I’ve never seen a more enthusiastic NFL fan-base. The rest of America shares Wisconsin’s love of the Green & Gold.
22% of voters say the Packers are their favorite team in the NFL to 11% for the Cowboys, 8% for the Bears, Giants, and Steelers, 7% for the Saints, 6% for the Patriots, 4% for the Redskins, and 2% for the Jets. 24% say someone else is their favorite team or that they don’t have a favorite.
But it gets better… The Cowboys, who I grew up despising as a long-suffering Redskins fan, are actually America’s least favorite team.
The Cowboys did come out first on one question in our poll: Americans’ least favorite NFL team. 22% pick the Cowboys on that front to 11% for the Bears, 8% for the Packers, 7% for the Patriots and Redskins, 6% for the Steelers, 4% for the Jets and Giants, and 1% for the Saints. The Cowboys may deliver awesome tv ratings but these numbers suggest that’s in large part because people are watching them and hoping they lose.
I know that’s the only reason I ever watch the Cowboys play. As the old joke goes, “my two favorite teams are the Redskins and whoever is playing the Cowboys!”
Politically, since this is a political blog, the Packers are something that unite us as a people.
In an era of unprecedented political divisiveness liking the Packers better than the Cowboys is something Americans across the political spectrum can agree on- Democrats prefer the Packers 44-26, Republicans do 60-29, and independents do 44-30.