Skip to comments.Democrats for the Saints, Republicans for the Colts
Posted on 02/04/2010 1:29:15 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
Americans are so polarized right now, even the Super Bowl's dividing them along party lines.
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.
Poll results here in PDF:
I live about 15 miles from the heart of Indianapolis-which is a BEAUTIFUL CITY! I am sorta glad to hear this news although I think it is kinda ridiculous that political party should matter in sports!
I loathe anything New Orleans. After the Katrina Spectacle Cold Cash Jefferson, Lousiana Purchase....What a left wing dump. ALso Scott Fujita on the Saints is a die hard Obama bot.
Sounds about right.
If the Colts win, that will be a good omen for the 2010 elections, right?
I just want my numbers to hit in the pool.
I’m a Republican for the Saints. After 41 years, I won’t change that just because the media has to tie them to Katrina. The Saints represent the entrepreneurial portion of the city that has come back from a real man-caused disaster in a big way.
I just want Peyton Manning to lose.
This is an attempt to manufacture news and is retarded...
Of course, I'm a big time Colts fan. :)
Indiana: Obama 1,374,039 McCain 1,345,648
Louisiana: Obama 782,989 McCain 1,148,275
Yours is the most logical analysis.
DITTO VIC!!!! GEAUX SAINTS!!!!
The war memorials in downtown Indianapolis are awesome.
ME TOO. LOL
But heck I am a Payton and Colts fan and a Eli and Giants fan and cheer for them when they play.
I don't know how to feel about this game on Sunday. But I do know I will be drinking a beer or few.
“Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat? Who dat?”
Who dat say dey gonna beat dem’ Saints?
I KNEW it!!!!!
It’s like magnetism - the like gravitate to the right pole!
I do like NOLA for visiting but would never live there - kinda like a third world country even before Katrina - but with the Colts’ coach, owner, Peyton, etc - it’s a no-brainer...
Was this poll conducted by a Viking fan?
What about the Limbaugh environmentalist whacko pick.
Who are the Saints? The are part of the Catholic Church, who exploited the indigenous peoples of the Americas and stole their gold, while Colts are horses, which are noble animals, wild and free, until evil man used them as cavalry in wars against their peaceful nature.
LOL - the computers at What If Sports say it will not be the Colts, especially if it rains.
You’re on fire today.
SAINTS GO MARCHING IN!
Live outside of Indianapolis so I’m for the Colts. One of my former high school players, Sedrick Ellis, plays for Saints. A very nice and very respectful player.
I think the Saints are going to have trouble against the Colts, Freeney or not. The Colts defense is playing very well right now and NO needed a lot of help (from Vikings and refs) to even make it to the Super Bowl.
Odd. Jim Irsay is a lib. I want the Colts to win because I live in Indy.
I did not want NO to win because I knew the MSM would turn this into the Katrina Bowl.
Sure enough, that is what they are doing.
nuff said....GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!
As is the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.
I don’t get it. I don’t care who wins.
I’m going with the Colts. I love those Manning boys. :)
How in the heck can the NFL claim they own that? Do the own the Aints paper bags we were putting over our heads for years also?
Well . you know Obozo chose NO. Is that good or bad based on his ...er... record?
Sorry, this lifelong GOPer is for the Saints.
I’m a Conservative and I’m going for the Saints.
The NFL backed off their suit and apologized to Saints fans.
Plus we need two countries now.... it is impossible to reconcile socialism-communism-secular humanism with patriotic, God-fearing or at least God-honoring conservatives & free market advocates. Give the frikkin liberals 1/2 and we take the other 1/2. I will guarantee you that not a single liberal would want to live in their half, because they know intuitively that socialism doesn’t work and has never worked.
Seeing as how these two teams were handpicked by the NFL to be in this year’s SB, I could care less.
Believe me, if there was a way the NFL could have gotten a Favre vs Manning SB they would have done it.
That can’t be true. If the NFL wanted ratings through the roof, it would’ve been Packers vs. Vikings in the Superbowl. ;)
Gonna make me a Shrimp Po Boy and watch the game. (I’m a fan of the team that stayed put.)
Repubs 26-25 for the Colts, and they call it merely a “closer” margin? Sounds like a statistical tie to me.
So given the large margin of Dems for the Saints, guess that makes them more partisan, right? I wonder why this wasn’t called-out in the article?
Im a Republican for the Saints. After 41 years, I wont change that just because the media has to tie them to Katrina. The Saints represent the entrepreneurial portion of the city that has come back from a real man-caused disaster in a big way.
Ditto from a Republican in Metairie, LA!!!! Geaux Saints
Garcon ties Indianapolis to Haiti.
Media ties Saints to Katrina.
The Disaster Bowl comes Sunday!
Um, just one small problem with that matchup - IT’S IMPOSSIBLE!!!!! Both teams are NFC. Did you hear that an NFL official came out and stated that the hit on Favre on a play resulting in a turnover by Favre should have resulted in a roughing the quarterback penalty, but didn’t? It was one of THE most blatent roughing the passer hits I’ve seen all year. I’ve seen games during the regular season where roughing the passer was called and I had to scratch my head as to why. This one wasn’t even close. And, the ref was looking right at Favre when the hit came it. There’s no way the ref missed the call. And, that was one of several that could have been called, but wasn’t. Plus, the Saints were holding on both offense and defense the entire game and there was only one defensive holding penalty called against them. Blatent holding too. On three passing plays Viking receivers were blatently held with no call, and the announcers pointed them out.
I’m convinced that the NFL wanted a Manning playing against the Saints this year, and they got it - through dubious means, but they got it. And, in case your wondering, I’m a 49er fan (since age 7) and a Patriots fan (since age 10). After the Patriots petered out of the playoffs I had no horse in this race.
The Saints also have a Haitian, Jonathan Vilma.
Did you watch the NFC championship game? No, the NFL wanted Manning playing against the team his father played on (plus, NO provides an added bonus as having been a victim of Katrina).
I guarantee Vikes vs Colts would have gotten better ratings.
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