Poll: Dems, independents prefer Saints, while more Republicans pull for Colts

This was just posted by Public Policy Polling, a North Carolina survey firm with a decent record:

Overall 32% of voters we polled on our last national survey said they’d be rooting for the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, with 22% going for the Indianapolis Colts and 46% expressing no preference.

There’s a significant partisan divide within those numbers, as Democrats prefer the Saints by a 36-21 margin while Republicans say they want the Colts to be victorious by a closer 26-25 spread. Independents lean toward the Saints as well, 33-20.

Beyond the partisan divide it’s also interesting to note that a plurality of voters don’t care about who wins the game. It will still pile up huge ratings Sunday night but that finding just quantifies the fact that for many, watching the Super Bowl is more about the spectacle than what happens on the field.

The PPP site offers a few crosstabs as well.

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36 comments Add your comment

bulldog

February 4th, 2010
12:41 pm

Count me as a Republican member of the Who Dat nation!

Duke Ellington

February 4th, 2010
12:43 pm

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Duke

February 4th, 2010
12:45 pm

Republican for Saints!

Scott

February 4th, 2010
12:45 pm

Here’s another Republican member of the Who Dat nation.

gussguss

February 4th, 2010
12:47 pm

Help me remember……..who cares about this? Is there a job opening for pollsters?

A Hopeful Voice of Reason

February 4th, 2010
1:00 pm

I don’t care at all who wins, so long as the city of New Orleans will finally stop using an event that happened over 5 years ago as a crutch for sympathy.

Steve0

February 4th, 2010
1:02 pm

People always feel so sorry for New Orleans, but have you ever been to Indianapolis? It’s a tragedy the way everyone eats at Applebee’s and then goes to bed at 9pm. Someone should help them.

Base

February 4th, 2010
1:14 pm

Who cares! 46 percent don’t have a preference!

Larry

February 4th, 2010
1:15 pm

Of course, the Dems are in favor of the Saints. The entire city is on welfare! Also, with every dead person buried above ground it makes it easier to get the zombies to the polls. It is a democrat paradise; poverty, despair, corruption, amorality.

DannyX

February 4th, 2010
1:17 pm

The sport of football is making a mockery of Christianity. Boycott football until they clean up their act.

Please join us Christians. How about a poll that says 94.66% of this God Fearing nation think football uniforms should be considered obscene. Jesus would not want our real men dressing up as male ballerina’s tackling each other on the gridiron. Especially now that we have HiDef.

The Georgia Republican Senate and House both have Bills that are expected to pass covering up this mess. A law that would force all football players to wear a small velcro attached skirt to cover themselves up. How embarrassing. Gays can see you Tom Brady! Ever think of that?

Half-time obscenity? LMAO!!! How about the first and second half’s?

We forced basketball out of the hot pants they were wearing. Lets do it for the children.

Boycott the Super Bowl!

Byron Mathison Kerr

February 4th, 2010
1:19 pm

“Republicans say they want the Colts to be victorious by a closer 26-25 spread”

In other words, statistically speaking, Republicans don’t care who wins the Super Bowl.

Byron Mathison Kerr

February 4th, 2010
1:29 pm

To DannyX, February 4th, 2010, 1:17 pm:

You make a compelling argument. Now I have another reason to invest in HiDef!

Baseball Is 2 Weeks Away!!!

February 4th, 2010
2:03 pm

As long as Ray (Chocolate City) Nagan has ANYTHING to do with New Orleans, I will never cheer for a team that he is associated with. What a loser!!! And the way they whined after Katrina…..no way I am pulling for the Saints. I wonder if they will blame Bush if they lose?

Look

February 4th, 2010
2:10 pm

The people in the City of New Orleans LOST A LOT!!!! TRUST AND BELIEVE IF ANY OF YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH WHAT THEY ARE STILL GOING THROUGH YOU WOULD NOT TALK LIKE TO FOOL YOU ARE!!!

I’m a Saints fan! They will will the Superbowl on Sunday.

Look

February 4th, 2010
2:14 pm

I’m so sick and tired of you idiots that keep saying that the people in New Orleans are whining…I would like to see how you would react if you lost absolutely everything you or your family ever owned…TRUST and believe that if a horrible thing happened to your sorry a$$e$ you would just DIE!!!! You are such fools….The people in New Orleans are NOT looking for a hand out..they are still in need of help!!! IF SOME OF YOU DUMB BLOGGERS WERE NOT SUCH TRAILOR TRASH FOOLS YOU WOULD KNOW THAT!!!

DannyX

February 4th, 2010
2:15 pm

That really depends on what he does in the game. If he suffers a fumble at the end of the game costing his team a chance at their first Super Bowl victory, then yes, obviously New Orleans would might blame Bush.

Bush could also lead New Orleans to victory. Ever think of that?

Talented 10th

February 4th, 2010
2:24 pm

Yada, yada ,yada is what I say to the likes of “Baseball” and “Larry”..not my fault you live in a city with no pure culture or heritage like New Orleans…as for New Orleanians whining after Katrina, I agree with “Look”. I’d love to see how YOU PEOPLE would bounce back if 80% of your city, not just your home, was destroyed… I work in the insurance industry and let me tell you that the little bit of water YOU PEOPLE got in Austell during your so-called flood was NOTHING compared to what the people of New Orleans sufferred..but trust me when I say that YOU PEOPLE sure did call up insurance agencies and FEMA looking for their share of help, assistance, hand-outs and whatever else they could get their hands on. Folks still live in mud-slide and earthquake areas in Cali and hurricane areas in Florida and tornado areas in the mid-west, so please spare me your crap…FEMA hepls all of those repeat victims, too…I’d LOVE to sit back and watch to see how YOU PEOPLE would survive a Katrina. I’m sure you’re chance will come in some form sooner than you think…I’m hoping it’s sooner for YOU PEOPLE.

Talented 10th

February 4th, 2010
2:26 pm

and Danny X, you’re just a donkey for posting that comment.

d

February 4th, 2010
2:50 pm

A Hopeful Voice of Reason:

Hey Jerk off! Have you seen the devastation in New Orleans? Folks wouldn’t still be talking about it if our government had actually done something to help that city the LAST 5 YEARS! Half the city is a ghost town, even 5 years later!

I suppose the Haitians are just acting like a bunch of drama queen victims looking for a free handout as well huh? Maybe you should go through the experience of losing your home and your loved ones and then find out how little our government actually gives a damn about you. Then and ONLY then can you even think to be in a position to critique the City of New Orleans and what they have been through. Wow, some of you people are unbelievable!

Still in FEMA Trailer

February 4th, 2010
3:20 pm

Dats rite Look! I waten for Bush to say sorry to me b4 I ties to ever works again. We need da gobermment ta tell us wat ta does evryday and gives us $$!

Go Saints!

KingfishStevens

February 4th, 2010
3:27 pm

Hey Larry, your a dumbass.

Givemeabreak

February 4th, 2010
4:15 pm

So, let me see if I’ve got this right. Anything bad that happens to anybody, they should just sit around and whine about it for the rest of their lives, and wait for “the government” to provide every meal, every stitch of clothing, every board and nail that they will ever need to replace what they lost in Katrina for the rest of their lives. Because God forbid they pull themselves up by their boot straps and be responsible for themselves. It is, after all, the governments fault that a natural disaster targeted a city built at below sea level. Never mind that the residents had days advance warning and every opportunity to prepare and evacuate. But because the government didn’t beg, plead, and mollycoddle every single resident on an individual basis, taking them buy the hand and leading them out the entire way as one would a small child or mentally handicapped person………then it’s all the governments fault and the governments responsibility to caretake for the next 60 years. Get a grip! Bad things happen every day – what a pathetic lot all of civilation would be if they had the entitlement mentality you whiners – yes, I said WHINERS – do!

Patrick Romano WHO DAT...

February 4th, 2010
4:26 pm

Republicans for :

Geaux Saints &Danny X, I believe that the Bush that Baseball is 2 weeks away refers to in saving NO is GWB “The Former President” genius, not Reggie Bush and fumbling a punt.

Seems like you switched gears from Morality & Chritianity to football prognosticating pretty quickly (you judgmental SOB).

Please believe me when I speak for Nawlins people & culture that we don’t want your type of Chritianity, Our Roman Catholic belief system let’s us know our God is NOT SHORT OF CASH!

Talented 10th, I understand your frustration at the previous ignorant comments of in-bred Larry, Danny X for example but for you to lump everyone in the category of YOU PEOPLE simply makes you seem uneducated & sounds like you are still looking for reperations.

I am from Mobile, AL & have family that live in Diamondhead/Biloxi, MS./ & play football for St. Stanislaus in Pass Christian, MS. (State 4A Champions) thanks to Dylan Favre (Bret’s nephew & Zander Romano, my nephew). The purpose for the rant is that the St. Stanislaus Rockashaws just dedicated their Post-Katrina fieldhouse Thanksgiving W/End this past yr. It takes time to reconstruct that large of area of destruction.

I was down there 2 days after Katrina with a 6500 Watt generator and chainsaw cleaning up the debris & then moved on to Diamondhead, MS. & Nawlins to help with my brother’s family as he was stuck in the city as GM of Hilton Homewood Suites putting up NOPD & Louisiana Troopers to stop the looting and the point is my family & friends have asked the GOVT/Local & National for NOTHING. Please think of the sum of the people as a whole not just the sum of the few that took the charity & some that abused it. Let’s face it the Government did not handle Katrina well & were not prepared to handle this 100 yr. hurricane. It’s a God thing.

Back to the post, Republicans for the WHO DAT nation, I was lucky enough to be in the Superdome for the Nov, 2nd Monday night game with the Falcons, Geaux SAINTS, it is great for the city, tourism & pride that goes with it!!!

Geaux SAINTS in Miami, hopefully the aints will be more foucssed than when the Falcons’ Eugene Robinson in 98 trying to get a nobber from the undercover vice agent & distracting the team’s focus…Geaux Saints…

Byron Mathison Kerr

February 4th, 2010
4:29 pm

To those of you bashing our fellow citizens from New Orleans regarding the Katrina disaster, I suspect that age and experience will eventually temper the resolve of your vilifying opinions.

DrZin

February 4th, 2010
6:59 pm

Reaganite Conservative for the SAINTS!

ladyliberty

February 4th, 2010
7:20 pm

Fellow citizens from New Orleans? Which ones are those? Not the dysfunction dependents who dominate.

Talented 10th

February 5th, 2010
1:12 pm

To patrick romano: take my YOU PEOPLE label how YOU want (if you take it persoanlly, I’m sure you have a reason for it chip on your shoulder, perhaps) but, I was specifically targeting everyone and anyone that has an idiotic view of the level of devastation in New Orleans..as for the uneducated and reparations comment, I don’t think so, my friend…don’t need ‘em…I’m an Ivy-League grad married to a 2nd generation lawyer, so I’m straight. Don’t ass-ume anything, because ASS-UMING CAN MAKE AN ASS OUT OF YA (lol!).

hdhd

February 5th, 2010
1:54 pm

This is a stupid poll.

WHO DAT!?!

droopydawg

February 5th, 2010
1:54 pm

Political Insider commenters don’t care about black people.

droopydawg

February 5th, 2010
1:55 pm

Oh, and the Colts, Who Dat?

droopydawg

February 5th, 2010
1:56 pm

here, here Byron Kerr

droopydawg

February 5th, 2010
1:57 pm

oh and by the way everyone, you’re means “you are”. “Your” does not.

Debbie Dooley

February 5th, 2010
5:45 pm

How about tea partiers? Geaux SAINTS. Proud to be part of the Who Dat Nation. I remember going to Saints games growing up and fans had paper bags over their heads…Was always said the Saints would play in the Super Bowl when pigs fly and hell froze over. Well pigs have flown and hell has frozen over…Loved it when the sportscaster from WWL made that statement.

Silent Jay

February 8th, 2010
11:33 am

So how’d this turn out?

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February 10th, 2010
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