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Polling firm: Republicans rate Tim Tebow as their favorite QB, by a mile. But who do Democrats like?

Dec 21, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT

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Even with his evangelical Christian glow, I was still a bit surprised by this bit of data from Public Policy Polling: Tim Tebow is the favorite quarterback of Republicans, by a wide margin. And Democrats don’t really seem to care for him that much. The stats:

Tim Tebow is viewed favorably by 68% of Republicans but only 39% of Democrats. Just to put those numbers into some context, none of the Republican Presidential candidates are even seen positively by 68% of Republicans. He’s more popular than any of them.

27% of GOP voters pick him as their favorite QB, putting him in first place by a mile, but among Democrats he’s only tied for 6th at 9%. The Mannings are the preferred quarterbacks of Democratic voters. 13% pick Eli as their favorite and Peyton has the best net favorability with them at +39 (49/10).

So Eli Manning is the choice of Democrats. Odd … but odder still is the Tebow/Republican hookup. Do Republicans know that Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers are also devout Christians? Knowing this, how do you choose Tebow over the past two Super Bowl winners? Because Rick Perry and Sarah Palin have recently extolled his virtues?

Other PPP NFL results:

  • Michael Vick is the overwhelming favorite QB among African Americans, with 41 percent. No one else is above 13 percent. Only 2 percent of Caucasians say he’s their favorite.
  • Overall, Vick is the least popular QB, at 26 percent. Next on the unpopular list are ben Roethlisberger (15 percent), Eli Manning (11 percent) and Tom Brady (eight percent).
  • Least popular NFL team? The Dallas Cowboys, at 22 percent no like. Most popular is the Green Bay Packers, also at 22 percent, like.

Packers are the real America’s Team [Public Policy Polling]

  1. skids003 - Dec 21, 2011 at 3:30 PM

    I would have thought Democrats would like Brett Favre. Oh well. Who does Nancy Pelosi like as QB?

    • Rick Chandler - Dec 21, 2011 at 3:52 PM

      Alex Smith, I’m assuming.

      And re: Favre, I think the polling only included active QBs.

      • skids003 - Dec 22, 2011 at 8:11 AM

        I doubt she can spell QB.

      • koufaxmitzvah - Dec 22, 2011 at 2:53 PM

        Wow, Skids, you’re a real man. That is, if Dittoheads were considered real men.

        Unfortunately for you, Rush is just a pill popping dipstick incapable of owning a football team let alone run for the Senate.

        So go get mad at the ladies. Because you’re tuff n’ stuff.

  2. bigtganks - Dec 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    I’m republican and I can’t stand Tebow and his “that they may be seen of men” antics.

    • jimeejohnson - Dec 26, 2011 at 12:53 PM

      Proof that not all Republicans are useful idiots.

  3. trbowman - Dec 21, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Seriously, not Brady Quinn who endorsed McCain in 08?


  4. trbowman - Dec 21, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Hold on – both Mannings are conservatives. I don’t get that.

    • goforthanddie - Dec 27, 2011 at 5:55 PM

      Proof conservatives are idiots, they vote against their own who’ve both won something.

  5. jimeejohnson - Dec 26, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Either Tom Brady or Aarron Rodgers.

  6. goforthanddie - Dec 27, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    Well, we now know Republicans can’t pick a fantasy football team; should they be trusted to run the country?