The most recent poll asked people what they thought about President Trump’s comments regarding the NFL national anthem controversy (71% would like him to stop commenting, only 23% said he should continue to do so); what they thought about the efficacy of a plan to deal with the anthem controversy put forward by a number of NFL owners that would keep players in the locker room while the anthem played (63% said “not effective,” 27% said “yes”); and whether or not they planned on buying and NFL merchandise over the holiday season (20% said yes, and a whopping 74% said no) and whether the anthem controversy had anything to do with their decision not to buy (a third said it did).
In addition to these questions, the Poll gauged the public sentiment on the current selection format for the college football playoffs, the prospect of Roger Goodell’s contract extension, the impact of Jerry Jones, Women in sports broadcasting, and a number of other questions. You can see the release here.
- USA Today, “New poll shows fewer people support President Trump’s involvement in NFL anthem protests.”
- NY Daily News, “Most Americans want Trump to shut up about NFL anthem protests, new survey finds.”
- Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Sports, “Poll: 71% of Americans want Trump to stay out of NFL anthem spat.”
- ESPN’s Darren Rovell (who specializes in the business aspects of sports and has nearly 2 million followers on Twitter) tweeted the findings on NFL merchandise and the anthem controversy.
- ESPN editor, William Weinbaum, also reported the poll’s findings, “A Seton Hall Sports Poll released Thursday found 71% of Americans oppose & 23% favor President Trump continuing to comment on NFL players’ anthem protests. Last month, 55% opposed & 37% supported his involvement in the issue.”
- Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily, “Daily Digit.”