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Hey, you got politics in my Super Bowl!

Feb 7, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

Thank goodness someone took the time to attempt to ascertain how a person’s political affiliation affects who they will be pulling for in today’s Super Bowl.
A national poll conducted by Public Policy Polling indicates that overall, Democrats slightly favor the Saints in today’s matchup, while Republicans give the edge to the Colts.
So now we know, and as you are likely aware, knowing is half the battle.
But when you look at the numbers, what is really revealed is how apathy creeps in whenever politics rears its ugly head.

Some 32 percent of voters favor New Orleans, according to the national poll by Public Policy Polling. Some 22 percent are in Indianapolis’ corner.

But Dems favor the Saints 36 percent to 21 percent, while Republicans barely prefer the Colts, 26 to 25.

A majority of the 584 people surveyed — 46 percent — don’t care who wins.

Wow. This poll tells us essentially nothing – except that people hate being forced to participate in a poll. I cannot believe that nearly half of those surveyed claim to have no rooting interest in Super Bowl XLIV. If I were to guess, the people were probably just irritated that some jerk was wasting their time with a worthless poll. Who cares how much, if at all, a person’s political leanings go into determining who they will be pulling for in a football game?
Can’t we all just get along? Can we simply set aside our political differences and enjoy a football game?
* The above statement was proudly furnished by the “Vote for Weed Against Speed in 2012″ coalition. For what exactly? I’m not sure yet. I haven’t quite figured that part out yet but I’ll let you know when I do.
Dems, Republicans divided over Super Bowl [New York Post]

  1. Bill - Feb 7, 2010 at 4:23 PM

    When are folks gonna wake up and realize Republicans suck and Democrats blow? Government is and always has been one giant Mafia.

  2. Soldier - Feb 7, 2010 at 5:02 PM

    it doesnt matter… im a 20 year old soldier who is very liberal… why? because republicans have effectively cut them selves off from my generation. soon the baby boomer generation will lose its grip on congress and we (my generation) will start taking offices around the nation and our country will become more liberal… its just a matter of time…

  3. Cincinnati - Feb 7, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    Sorry Boston, I belive Mr. Reid & the democrats have run the Senate for the last 4 years.

  4. Chicago - Feb 7, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Yeah, go ahead and think that. In another 10 years when you have lived in the real world for a while, then we’ll see if you have that opinion.
    Thanks for serving btw. :)
    So far Obama has talked a lot and shown very little action when it comes to his campaign promises. He has turned out to be just another politician full of lies and no change… And he’s from Chicago, one of the most corrupt cities in America. You don’t rise to the top here with out being corrupt, its a way of life, and it’s rooted very deep with in the fabric of business and government. You just simply can not survive in government in Chicago without doing things under the table.

  5. schooly - Feb 7, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Maybe google yourself some grammar lessons.

  6. Steve - Feb 7, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Soldier is right. In 10-15 years, the most overwhelmingly conservative age group (who were parents in the late 50s through early 70s) will no longer be voting. They will be replaced by the children of the 60s and 70s. Do the math. This country will begin trending significantly more liberal beginning in about 10 years or so. Get with the program, or get left behind

  7. bunbun - Feb 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Quit yer bitchin.Your guy, your side of the aisle is just full of incompetent felonious sh@theads.Forming an attachment to either side is like picking between your local methhead or child raping priest. If we had leadership instead of politicians we would all be doing better

  8. Chicago - Feb 7, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Typical response of the mindless