Washington Post Poll

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Sept. 10 to 16, 2012, among a random sample of 1,152 adult residents of the Washington metro area, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The error margin is four points for the sample of 915 sports fans. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) of Media, Pa. The Washington metro area defined as the District of Columbia, Charles, Prince Georgeís and Montgomery counties in the state of Maryland and Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun, Manassas City, Manassas Park City, and Prince William County in the commonwealth of Virginia.

*= less than 0.5 percent

Questions 1 through 39 held for release.

40. In general, would you describe yourself as an avid sports fan, a regular fan, a casual fan or not a fan at all?

           --------- Sports fan --------   Not a fan     No
           NET   Avid   Regular   Casual     at all    opinion
9/16/12    80     20       24       36         20         1 
8/29/11    83     19       26       38         17         *

41. (AMONG SPORTS FANS) Overall would you say you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or strongly unfavorable impression of (INSERT), or do you not know enough about this team to say?

a. the Nationals

          ----- Favorable -----   --- Unfavorable ---   Donít know    No
          NET   Strgly.   Smwh.   NET   Smwh.   Stgly.   abt.team   opinion
9/16/12   66      36       30      7      5        2        26         1
8/29/11   61      18       42     12     10        2        27         *

b. the Redskins

          ----- Favorable -----   --- Unfavorable ---   Donít know    No
          NET   Strgly.   Smwh.   NET   Smwh.   Stgly.   abt.team   opinion
9/16/12   62      33       28     22     13        9        16         *
8/29/11   55      24       31     34     20       14        10         *

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