Plurality of voters say politicization of pro sports will drive down ratings
Less than a third politicalization will drive up ratings
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A plurality of voters say the increased politicization of professional sports will drive down ratings, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
A total 44% of respondents said that sporting franchises' increased attention to political issues will "lead to less interest and lower ratings," while 29% said it would increase ratings.
A remaining 27% said they were unsure.
In responses by demographics, a majority of black voters and those who are very liberal said the politicalization would increase ratings. And pluralities of Hispanic voters and Democrats also chose that answer, while 68% of Republicans said politics will drive sports ratings downward.
Among Independents, just 26% of respondents said the new focus on political issues would drive up ratings.
The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted by Rasmussen using a mixed-mode approach from September 10-12.
To see this poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.
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