Poll Shows NFL Popularity Drops Below Baseball, NFL Favorable Ratings Drop 13-Points Last Month
By MATTHEW WRIGHT, DAILYMAIL // October 7, 2017
(U.K. DAILY MAIL) – As players, coaches and owners continue to protest during the the National Anthem, the NFL struggles to gripe with a new poll that shows that they are no longer America’s favorite sport.
Favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57 percent to 44 percent from the end of August to the end of September.
Meanwhile, the unfavorable rating for the league is the highest among any big sport – 40 percent – according to the Winston Group survey.
In August and September, baseball had the highest favorable rating than any other sport at 63 and 65 percent.
While the sport was already seeing lower TV ratings accompanied vacant seating in stadiums, the accompaniment of the National Anthem protest with outlandish criticism from Trump has caused core fans, men aged 34-54, to turn their attention elsewhere.
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