Pundits and pollsters are trying to measure the impact of the NFL’s anti-American anthem protests.
One new poll gave the answer.
And it made the players and media regret ever hearing the name “Colin Kaepernick.”
The NFL used to be a cultural unifier.
Fans across the political spectrum could put aside their differences to root for their team on Sundays.
A new Morning Consult poll found the NFL’s favorability had been cut in half.
And most astonishingly, Trump supporters now hold an unfavorable view of the NFL by a two to one margin.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Morning Consult conducted the survey, and the results are a very bad sign for the NFL.
They released the following data in a press release to The Daily Caller:
NFL’s Brand Favorability Drops To Lowest Point Since Morning Consult Started Tracking: The NFL’s net favorability has dropped from 30% on September 21 to 17% on September 28.
On September 21, 25% of Trump supporters said they had a very favorable view of the NFL and 11% had a very unfavorable view. As of Sept 28, those numbers have dramatically changed with 33% of Trump supporters say they have a very unfavorable view of the NFL and 16% report having a very favorable view.
Dropping from 30 percent to only 17 percent in a week is a massive red flag for NFL management. Any smart businessman can look at those numbers and realize the league is now in full crisis mode.”
The NFL’s brand is becoming toxic in red state America.
Fans who just want to enjoy football – or don’t like seeing the NFL turned into a platform for left-wing social justice warriors to demonize America and law enforcement – are abandoning the NFL in droves.
They are tuning the NFL off and TV ratings are down 11 percent for the year and the most recent Thursday night content featuring a traditional rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers saw a ten percent decline in viewership from last year’s similar Thursday night broadcast.
The NFL is hunting for a way out of this crisis, but as long as their player insist on national anthem demonstrations and lying about America and the police, an increasing number of fans will find something else to do at 1PM on Sundays.