It’s election season which means we’re going to see all sorts of informal polls that don’t really mean anything. Public Policy Polling spoke with Ohio voters to try and gauge feelings about the upcoming election. They also asked about sports and found out that the people of Ohio think the Buckeyes could beat the Browns.
Urban Meyer might be the next most popular person in the state, with 55% of voters seeing him favorably to 7% who have a negative opinion of him. He has another thing going for him too- 62% of voters in the state think Ohio State would win a football game against the Cleveland Browns, to only 23% who think the NFL team would prevail.
While the idea of a college team beating a pro team remains silly, can we talk about the Bengals?
As bad as the Browns might be they’re still the state’s NFL team of choice, beating out the Bengals 43/29. That’s consistent with the state’s general preference for the Cleveland sports teams- the Indians beat out the Reds 44/34.
How are they still second in Ohio to the Browns? The team moved like 20 years ago. Then the NFL created a new tortured franchise that has had two winning seasons and made the playoffs once in 18 seasons. How have the Bengals not stolen any of these fans? What a state.