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Packers Favorite NFL Team Among Voters, While Cowboys Are Most Disliked

Twenty-two percent of voters said that the Packers are their favorite NFL team, the most of any club, according to a recent national survey conducted by the firm Public Policy Polling (PPP). The Cowboys finished second in the poll, but also led a separate survey that asked fans who their least favorite team is. The Packers were seen positively by 57% of voters, compared to only 13% who had a negative opinion. The Cowboys were generally viewed negatively, with 29% of voters having a favorable opinion, compared to 41% with a negative one. The Packers also had a positive image across various demographics, including ideology, gender, race and age. In addition, the team had favorable opinions from Republicans, Democrats and Independents. Respondents were provided the top nine most-popular NFL teams based on the most recent Harris Poll survey, except for the Saints replacing the Colts due to the team’s on-field performance in ’11. Listed below are select results from PPP’s survey, which was conducted via automated telephone interview from Dec. 16-18 (PPP).

Given the choice of the Bears, Cowboys, Packers, Patriots, Giants, Jets, Saints, Steelers and Redskins, which is your favorite NFL team?
RESPONSE
%
Packers
22%
Cowboys
11%
Bears
8%
Giants
8%
Steelers
8%
Saints
7%
Patriots
6%
Redskins
4%
Jets
2%
Someone else/Not sure
24%
   
Given the choice of the Bears, Cowboys, Packers, Patriots, Giants, Jets, Saints, Steelers and Redskins, which is your least favorite NFL team?
RESPONSE
%
Cowboys
22%
Bears
11%
Packers
8%
Patriots
7%
Redskins
7%
Steelers
6%
Giants
4%
Jets
4%
Saints
1%
Someone else/Not sure
28%

 

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