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Democrats for the Saints, Republicans for the Colts
Public Policy Polling ^ | February 4, 2010 | Tom Jensen

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.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 2010polls; colts; nfl; saints
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1 posted on 02/04/2010 1:29:15 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Poll results here in PDF:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_204.pdf


2 posted on 02/04/2010 1:29:55 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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!


3 posted on 02/04/2010 1:30:35 PM PST by Republic (I love Rush)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


4 posted on 02/04/2010 1:31:38 PM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sounds about right.

If the Colts win, that will be a good omen for the 2010 elections, right?


5 posted on 02/04/2010 1:31:44 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

STUPID POLL.

GEAUX SAINTS!!!!


6 posted on 02/04/2010 1:32:19 PM PST by VicVega (Saints are marching to Miami to win the Super Bowl.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I just want my numbers to hit in the pool.


7 posted on 02/04/2010 1:32:20 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


8 posted on 02/04/2010 1:33:08 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I just want Peyton Manning to lose.


9 posted on 02/04/2010 1:33:40 PM PST by lesko
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Republicans say they want the Colts to be victorious by a closer 26-25 spread...

This is an attempt to manufacture news and is retarded...

10 posted on 02/04/2010 1:33:42 PM PST by Onelifetogive (Flame away...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Not shocking, really.

Of course, I'm a big time Colts fan. :)

11 posted on 02/04/2010 1:34:04 PM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Indiana: Obama 1,374,039 McCain 1,345,648

Louisiana: Obama 782,989 McCain 1,148,275


12 posted on 02/04/2010 1:36:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Onelifetogive

Yours is the most logical analysis.


13 posted on 02/04/2010 1:36:25 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: VicVega

DITTO VIC!!!! GEAUX SAINTS!!!!


14 posted on 02/04/2010 1:37:14 PM PST by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: Republic

The war memorials in downtown Indianapolis are awesome.


15 posted on 02/04/2010 1:39:13 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: lesko

ME TOO. LOL


16 posted on 02/04/2010 1:39:37 PM PST by VicVega (Saints are marching to Miami to win the Super Bowl.)
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To: dfwgator

Nice one!


17 posted on 02/04/2010 1:40:24 PM PST by VicVega (Saints are marching to Miami to win the Super Bowl.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I have been an on and off Aints fan ever since they started up. Been to many games in the Super Dome. I watched Archie Manning and his Ol' Miss Rebels beat the krap out of my Miss. State team when in college.

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.

18 posted on 02/04/2010 1:40:32 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Ingtar

“Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say dey gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat? Who dat?”

Who dat say dey gonna beat dem’ Saints?


19 posted on 02/04/2010 1:40:46 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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...


20 posted on 02/04/2010 1:42:30 PM PST by matginzac
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To: big'ol_freeper

Was this poll conducted by a Viking fan?


21 posted on 02/04/2010 1:42:32 PM PST by VicVega (Saints are marching to Miami to win the Super Bowl.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


22 posted on 02/04/2010 1:42:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: smokingfrog

LOL - the computers at What If Sports say it will not be the Colts, especially if it rains.


23 posted on 02/04/2010 1:43:46 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: dfwgator

You’re on fire today.

SAINTS GO MARCHING IN!


24 posted on 02/04/2010 1:44:09 PM PST by VicVega (Saints are marching to Miami to win the Super Bowl.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


25 posted on 02/04/2010 1:45:05 PM PST by Azeem (The world will look up and shout "Save us!"... And I'll whisper "No.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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!!!!!!!!!


26 posted on 02/04/2010 1:45:24 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: smokingfrog
"The war memorials in downtown Indianapolis are awesome."

As is the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

27 posted on 02/04/2010 1:45:47 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I don’t get it. I don’t care who wins.


28 posted on 02/04/2010 1:46:40 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’m going with the Colts. I love those Manning boys. :)


29 posted on 02/04/2010 1:47:07 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: smokingfrog
Hey the NFL says you can't say that without a licence fee to them!/s

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?

30 posted on 02/04/2010 1:47:18 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! :)


31 posted on 02/04/2010 1:48:03 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Well . you know Obozo chose NO. Is that good or bad based on his ...er... record?


32 posted on 02/04/2010 1:48:17 PM PST by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sorry, this lifelong GOPer is for the Saints.


33 posted on 02/04/2010 1:49:32 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I hope & pray that the Colts & Peyton Manning literally CRUSH the New Orleans Katrina Saints and their thug defense who go out of their way to hurt the opposing players. I hope the Colts do the same to the Saints.
34 posted on 02/04/2010 1:51:18 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m a Conservative and I’m going for the Saints.


35 posted on 02/04/2010 1:51:40 PM PST by Wee-Weed Up
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To: Red_Devil 232

The NFL backed off their suit and apologized to Saints fans.


36 posted on 02/04/2010 1:51:55 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: rcrngroup

ROFL


37 posted on 02/04/2010 1:53:22 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


38 posted on 02/04/2010 1:54:08 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Seeing as how these two teams were handpicked by the NFL to be in this year’s SB, I could care less.


39 posted on 02/04/2010 1:54:21 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

Believe me, if there was a way the NFL could have gotten a Favre vs Manning SB they would have done it.


40 posted on 02/04/2010 1:55:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoldierDad

That can’t be true. If the NFL wanted ratings through the roof, it would’ve been Packers vs. Vikings in the Superbowl. ;)


41 posted on 02/04/2010 1:56:37 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Gonna make me a Shrimp Po Boy and watch the game. (I’m a fan of the team that stayed put.)


42 posted on 02/04/2010 1:56:41 PM PST by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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?


43 posted on 02/04/2010 1:59:04 PM PST by Yak
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To: GUNGAGALUNGA
I agree with 1000000%. Born and raised in Indiana and living in Mississippi. Most of family still lives in Indiana. If any of you were here during Katrina in Mississippi then you would know why all of us are upset. Mississippi was a big mess but got little Media, Hollywood, sport people here and there was much more damage here from the hurricane. Haley did more to keep us all moving forward and getting thing done than any of the above. We did not have people on roof tops, stealing, robbing and killing so that what all of the above was after. I'm not saying none of that happened here but Haley went on TV and said anyone caught stealing robbing from people would have full Law coming down on them. We had a Doctor from here do to NO and help he came back and wrote a editor saying they did no want water or foot that was offered to them they wanted cokes and hamber burgers. He hit them hard for being ungrateful people. Young kids would not even help put up there beds. Since then I've no respect for them. Have never liked NO football team even when Archie was QB.
I hope Colts win and win big! I went to Dick's sports and other not much Colts stuff in any but when it was there was sold out I was told and was said in paper also. Its like Saints all the time same as on MSM Oaama all the time sick of them all. So I also LOATHE the Saints. NO has have more tax $$$$$$$$ for the levees to be fixed and there elected officials used it for other thing and did nothing to fixed them.
44 posted on 02/04/2010 1:59:38 PM PST by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: Ingtar

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.

Ditto from a Republican in Metairie, LA!!!! Geaux Saints


45 posted on 02/04/2010 2:00:26 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

Garcon ties Indianapolis to Haiti.
Media ties Saints to Katrina.

The Disaster Bowl comes Sunday!


46 posted on 02/04/2010 2:04:24 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


47 posted on 02/04/2010 2:05:37 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Ingtar

The Saints also have a Haitian, Jonathan Vilma.


48 posted on 02/04/2010 2:06:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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).


49 posted on 02/04/2010 2:07:20 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

I guarantee Vikes vs Colts would have gotten better ratings.


50 posted on 02/04/2010 2:08:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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