Superbowl party partisanship breakdown
February 2nd, 2013
09:47 AM ET
2 years ago

Superbowl party partisanship breakdown

(CNN) - Do you plan to watch the Superbowl with Democrats or Republicans?

A new poll found a partisan divide among fans of the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.

The survey from Clarus Research group found Republicans are partial to the 49ers, 43% to 26%, while Democrats leaned towards the Ravens 39% to 33%.

"Seems that the nation is divided, not just about politics but also about football," pollster Ron Faucheux said.

Independents were truly divided: 29% said they would support San Francisco and 28% indicated they'd back Baltimore.

The poll also indicated a predictable regional division - those in the Northeast generally favored the Ravens and those in West were fans of San Francisco.

Overall, 35% of adults in the U.S preferred the 49ers and 31% backed the Ravens.

But unlike in politics, opinions don't matter in sports, and the game will be decided Sunday evening in New Orleans' Superdome.

The poll included 1,000 adults reached by telephone between January 24 and 27. The sampling error was plus or minus 3.1 points.

- CNN's Gregory Wallace contributed to this report


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Ancient Texan

    Football and Politics? But then we are so divided we choose sides on everything; weather, healthcare, religion or lack there of, cost of living and dying. What is the solution?

    February 2, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  2. bcrunner

    The solutiion Ancient Texan is to not allow politics to come between you and your friends and respect their beliefs.. Now these days the tea party makes it a lot more difficult. I plan to watch with about another 12 to 15 friends from both sides of the political divide.. There a a couple of nuts in there too... but we've told them we tolerate them.. ha ha!! :-)

    February 2, 2013 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  3. Larry L

    For the last two years I've joined some friends at an NFL game each year. I don't plan to ever go to another game. The tickets were outrageously expensive, the fans really drunk (and fighting), the crowd booed everything, and the music was so loud my ear plugs did little good. We had to stand for most of the game because fans wouldn't pass up the opportunity to mimic the referee's signal calling motions – and taunt those around them when the opposing team did poorly. The best seat is in our living room – where people are nice, we don't wait in line to pee, and the food is much better!

    February 2, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  4. Pander Bear

    I thought we had enough useless polling during the election but apparently not.

    February 2, 2013 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  5. Steve Smith

    Go Niner's! BTW, SF is not exactly a GOP town so not sure the breakdown makes any sense.

    February 2, 2013 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |