Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Poll Watch: SurveyUSA Tampa-St. Petersburg Survey on the National Football League and Replacement Referees

SurveyUSA Tampa-St. Pete Poll on the NFL and Replacement Refs

What letter grade would you give the NFL replacement referees, who are refereeing games during the labor dispute between the league and the regular referees? An A, B, C, D, or an F? 
  • A: 5%
  • B: 12%
  • C: 30%
  • D: 25%
  • F: 28%
And what letter grade would you give the regular referees? 
  • A: 32%
  • B: 52%
  • C: 12%
  • D: 3%
  • F: 1%
Are the replacement referees hurting the integrity of the game? 
  • Yes 56%
  • No 31%
Are the replacement referees putting NFL player safety in danger? 
  • Yes 58%
  • No 32%
If the replacement referees continue to be used by the NFL, will you watch the same amount of NFL games as you usually do? Will you watch fewer games? Or will you stop watching games entirely?
  • Watch same amount of games as usual 64%
  • Watch fewer games 30%
  • Stop watching games entirely 6%
Did you watch the end of last night's Packers-Seahawks game, or have you seen coverage of it?
  • Yes 69%
  • No 30%
(Among NFL fans who watched or saw coverage of the end of Packers-Seahawks game) Based on what you saw, did the Seattle quarterback throw a touchdown pass? Or throw an interception?
  • Touchdown pass 24%
  • Interception 73%
Among Men
  • Touchdown pass 16%
  • Interception 80%
Among Women
  • Touchdown pass 34%
  • Interception 63%
Survey of 464 NFL fans in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Sarasota area, including 322 who watched the end of Monday night's Packers-Seahawks game, or saw coverage of it, was conducted September 25, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 4.4 percentage points among all NFL fans; +/- 5 percentage points among those who watched or saw coverage of the end of Monday night's Green Bay-Seattle game. Gender: 55% Male; 45% Female.

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