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  • Poll: DC Sports Fans Have Favorable Opinion Of Capitals, Verizon Center

    The Capitals enjoy the highest level of favorability among DC sports fans, according to a Washington Post poll conducted over the summer. A little more than half of the sports fans polled said they did not know enough to even have an opinion about MLS DC United. DC sports fans had a strongly unfavorable opinion of Redskins Owner Dan Snyder, while many had a favorable view of Wizards and Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis. Among DC-area sports venues, Verizon Center had the highest favorable mark. Listed below are select questions from the Washington Post poll related to DC sports fans opinions toward local teams, owners and venues. See yesterday's issue for questions regarding the overall sports feeling in the market (THE DAILY).

    WHAT OPNION DO YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING TEAMS....
    Team
    Strongly Favorable
    Somewhat Favorable
    Somewhat Unfavorable
    Strongly Unfavorable
    Don't Know Enough
    No Opinion
    Capitals
    30%
    31%
    3%
    1%
    35%
    1%
    DC United
    11%
    32%
    3%
    1%
    52%
    1%
    Nationals
    18%
    42%
    10%
    2%
    27%
    ---
    Redskins
    24%
    31%
    20%
    14%
    10%
    ---
    Wizards
    10%
    34%
    16%
    10%
    30%
    ---
     
    WHAT OPINION DO YOU HAVE ABOUT THE FOLLOWING OWNERS....
    Team
    Strongly Favorable
    Somewhat Favorable
    Somewhat Unfavorable
    Strongly Unfavorable
    Don't Know Enough
    Dan Snyder
    (Redskins)
    5%
    15%
    20%
    35%
    26%
    Ted Leonsis
    (Wizards/Capitals)
    20%
    21%
    4%
    ---
    55%
    Ted Lerner
    (Nationals)
    5%
    22%
    6%
    3%
    64%
               
    HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE FOLLOWING VENUES?
    Venue
    Excellent
    Good
    Not So Good
    Poor
    Never Been
    No Opinion
    FedExField
    12%
    27%
    10%
    5%
    46%
    ---
    Verizon Center
    21%
    40%
    5%
    ---
    33%
    1%
    Nationals Park
    24%
    24%
    2%
    ---
    49%
    ---
    RFK Stadium
    6%
    28%
    16%
    9%
    40%
    2%

     

    METHODOLOGY: The Washington Post poll was conducted online and by telephone from July 29-Aug. 29 among a random sample of 1,010 adult residents in the DC metro area, which was defined as DC, Charles, Prince George's and Montgomery counties in Maryland and Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City and Prince William County in Virginia.

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