Despite NFL Settlement, Nation Evenly Divided on Kaepernick Impact
But by 3-to-1, public thinks his chance of a new contract in the NFL has decreased
South Orange NJ, February 28, 2019 — The confidential settlement of Colin Kaepernick’s lawsuit against the NFL finds the nation evenly divided on its impact on his protests.
In a Seton Hall Sports Poll conducted this week, by a margin of 44-42%, the public says the settlement has not diminished the impact of his protest.
By 45-40%, the public believes the settlement is an admission by the NFL that collusion by NFL teams against him took place.
When the question of approval for Kaepernick was asked in September 2017, his support was only 32%, with disapproval at 44%.
While white respondents are evenly divided on whether the settlement diminished the impact of the protests, by 2 to 1 African-Americans believe that it does. Whites are also evenly divided on whether it the settlement is an admission of collusion by the NFL, but African-Americans believe it is by 3 to 1.
794 adult Americans were polled on both landlines and cellphones, a margin of +/- 3.5%.