The NFL made a horrible mistake by embracing the National Anthem protests by some players. Had they stopped this before it got out of control, they wouldn’t be in this predicament.
Their approval numbers are in free fall.
Did Anyone See This Coming?: New Poll Finds NFL Favorability Rating Sliced in Half
In news that will shock only those who have spent the last week living in caves, the NFL’s favorability has taken a massive nosedive this week.
The POLITICO/Morning Consult poll released this week shows that the league’s favorability has fallen from 30 percent on September 21 to a low of 17 percent only a week later.
The poll takers said that this month’s numbers are the lowest favorability ratings the poll has ever measured since it first began polling on the question.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Trump voters expressed an even harsher view. On September 21, 25 percent of Trump voters approved of the NFL, and 11 percent had an unfavorable view. But by September 28, those numbers changed dramatically with 33 percent saying they now have an unfavorable view of the NFL while only 16 percent said they felt positively toward the league.
The drop of 13 points in a single week coincides with the mass protests seen across the league during Week 3 of the NFL season.
All of this was so predictable. Why did they let it happen?