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Volume 20 No. 42
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Reader Survey: Election Edition

We asked readers who responded to our eighth annual SportsBusiness Journal/SportsBusiness Daily Reader Survey to weigh in on a couple of political questions. Here are the results, gathered online Oct. 8-17. Turnkey Sports & Entertainment provided technical support for the survey.

If the elections were held today, how would you vote?

Barack Obama 46.1%
Mitt Romney 38.9%
Not sure 10.4%
Would not vote 2.6%
Another candidate 2.1%
Obama, facing off with Romney in the Oct. 16 debate, got the upper hand in our survey.

What issue in the sports industry should the newly elected Congress most concern itself with in 2013?

None — Congress should not look to engage in the sports industry 61.9%
Concussions 18.3%
Increasing TV rights fees and impact on consumers 9.1%
Performance-enhancing drug use 6.8%
College football playoff 1.7%
Other 2.2%
A strong majority of respondents prefers that Congress stay out of sports.