This poll was devastating news for the NFL
Roger Goodell still hasn’t taken charge to stop national anthem protests.
More players protested during the first week of the 2018 NFL preseason.
And a poll was just released that was very bad news for the NFL.
According to a Morning Consult survey, the NFL is the sixth-most polarizing national brand between Republicans and Democrats.
The survey of 2,200 U.S. adults showed a 50-point spread between favorability among Republicans and Democrats.
The only brands with a larger spread were Trump Hotels, CNN, Fox News, NBC News, New York Times, and MSNBC.
The survey also found that the NFL has a negative net favorability among conservatives.
That is bad news for Roger Goodell and NFL owners, whose longtime primary demographic skews conservative and male.
But instead of fining players who protest during the national anthem, the NFL has only kowtowed to them.
They recently rescinded a rule that would have levied fines on teams whose players knelt for the national anthem after the Miami Dolphins’ owner said he would suspend players who knelt.
But during their preseason game this week, two Dolphins players knelt during the anthem and will likely face no repercussions from the team or league.
The NFL’s marketing executives are placing all their bets that catering to the Social Justice Warrior crowd instead of their traditional fan base will result in bigger profits.
They’re in for a rude awakening.
You can see the results of the survey below. Make sure to vote in our poll and sound off in the comments section!