Subject: Re: Shock poll: NFL now least liked sport, core fans down 31%
On 10/8/2017 10:58 AM, a425couple wrote:
> Shock poll: NFL now least liked sport, core fans down 31%
> (I have trouble believing this, but for whatever it's worth ---)
I do not, which is why I am here now doing THIS!
NO MORE disrespect of OUR Flag and Anthem - period!
> by Paul Bedard | Oct 7, 2017, 8:00 AM
> Trending News
> Over just one month of player, coach, and owner protests of the flag and
> National Anthem, the National Football League has gone from America's
> sport to the least liked of top professional and college sports,
> according to a new poll.
> From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings
> for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent, and it has the
> highest unfavorable rating – 40 percent – of any big sport, according to
> the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets.
> Dallas Cowboys took a knee before the playing of the National Anthem. AP
> Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty
> stadium seats, the month of protests and complaints about them from
> President Trump drove core fans, men 34-54, away, the most significant
> indicator that NFL brass aren't in touch with their base.
> The Winston Poll from the Washington-based Winston Group found that the
> attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent
> favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47
> percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.
> According to the poll analysis, "more critically for the NFL, the fall
> off in favorables occurred among important audiences. Among males, NFL
> favorables fell 23 percent, going from 68 percent to 45 percent. In
> looking at a more specific audience, males 34-54, NFL favorables fell 31
> percent, going from 73 percent to 42 percent. Among this group the NFL
> has a surprising negative image, as it went from +54 percent in August
> to -5 percent in September."
> The Winston Poll was of brand images for the NFL, Major League Baseball,
> the National Basketball Association, and college football and
> basketball. It was of 1,000 registered voters and taken August 29-30 and
> then again September 28-29.
> In August, baseball had the highest favorables, just a few points above
> the NFL.
> August Winston Poll
> MLB/61 percent favorable to 13 percent unfavorable.
> NFL/57 percent favorable to 23 percent unfavorable.
> College football/53 percent favorable to 16 percent unfavorable.
> College basketball/48 percent favorable to 17 percent unfavorable.
> NBA/47 percent unfavorable to 23 percent unfavorable.
> September Winston Poll
> MLB/63 percent favorable to 16 percent unfavorable.
> College football/51 percent favorable to 21 percent unfavorable.
> NBA/46 percent favorable to 28 percent unfavorable.
> College basketball/45 percent favorable to 25 percent unfavorable.
> NFL/44 percent favorable to 40 percent unfavorable.
> During the month, the college basketball drop was likely influenced by
> the suspension of Louisville Coach Rick Pitino who is linked to a scandal.
> According to the Winston Poll, every category of NFL fan saw a drop in
> Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist,
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