Poll results say Cowboys are least favorite team


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A recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling revealed some fans thoughts on Robert Griffin III, the Cowboys, and the Redskins name. Before we get to some results, here is the organization’s explanation of their method:

PPP surveyed 741 registered voters from December 12th to December 17th. The margin of error is +/- 3.6 percent. PPP’s surveys are conducted through automated telephone interviews.

Automated telephone interviews of a small sample size from undisclosed geographical locations means this may not be the most accurate depiction of the sentiments of the general public, so take these results with a grain of salt. Except for the Cowboys one. They’re definitely not America’s team.

On the Cowboys:

Only 23 percent of respondents felt that the Cowboys are “America’s Team.” A majority 60 percent disagreed. In another question, 23 percent called the Cowboys their least favorite team.

On RGIII:

The Redskins quarterback tied with Tom Brady for second in voting for favorite quarterback with 13 percent of the votes. Peyton Manning took top honors with 22 percent. In another questions, 34 percent said they have a “favorable opinion” of RGIII and 51 percent voted “not sure.” However, RGIII also took third in the least favorite quarterback category with 11 percent, behind Tom Brady and Tim Tebow. Weird company.

On the Redskins nickname:

According to the poll, 71 percent of respondents said the team should not change its nickname, with 18 percent saying they should and 11 percent voting “not sure.”

(Full poll results here)

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