Saturday, March 31, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen 2012 NCAA Final Four Survey

Rasmussen 2012 NCAA Final Four Poll 

Who do you think will win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament? 
  • Kentucky 56% 
  • Ohio State 14% 
  • Kansas 10% 
  • Louisville 7% 
  • Undecided 12% 
Regardless of who you think will win, who do you want to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament? 
  • Kentucky 34% 
  • Ohio State 21% 
  • Kansas 18% 
  • Louisville 14% 
What do you hope for most when watching the tournament…a close game or a game that your team is winning handedly? 
  • Close game 72% 
  • Game team is winning handedly 22% 
National survey of 559 NCAA basketball tournament fans was conducted March 26, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4 percentage points. 

Inside the numbers: 
Sixty-five percent (65%) of male tournament followers and 47% of women predict a Kentucky championship.
Eighty-six percent (86%) of Kentucky fans think their team will be victorious, while 45% of those pulling for Kansas share that confidence. Forty-three percent (43%) of Buckeye fans think Ohio State will win, while 35% of Louisville fans say the same.

Twenty-four percent (24%) of tournament followers participated in a bet or pool for prizes or fun this year, down from 41% last year. Betting participation this year is more similar to results measured in 2010.

Most tournament followers (75%) will watch the Final Four games at home this year. Eight percent (8%) plan on watching the games at a friend or relative’s house and another eight percent (8%) plan on going out to a bar or restaurant. Seven percent (7%) of tournament followers don’t even plan on watching the Final Four.

Thirty-one percent (31%) plan on drinking beer or other alcohol while watching the games, while 63% will not.

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