NFL Fans Make Saints The Super Bowl Favorite, Don’t Want Patriots To Win

There’s no clear fan favorite for this year’s Super Bowl, but 37% of NFL fans say that the New England Patriots are the team they least want to win. Twenty percent (20%) say the Dallas Cowboys are their least favorite and no other team is even close in this category.

Regardless of who they are rooting for, a national survey found that 26% of NFL fans think the New Orleans Saints will emerge victorious. Seventeen percent (17%) are rooting for the Saints. Sixteen percent (16%) are cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs and 16% want the Dallas Cowboys to win. Just 10% want to see another Patriots’ championship.

But 21% think the Patriots will win Super Bowl 2019. That’s second only to the Saints. The Los Angeles Rams are picked by 13%, and  the Kansas City Chiefs by 12. Ten percent (10%) think the Dallas Cowboys will win it all, 9% expect the Philadelphia Eagles to repeat, six percent 6% expect the Chargers to emerge victorious, and 3% think the Indianapolis Colts will bring home the trophy.

The survey of 582 NFL fans was conducted January 7-8, 2019. Fans were defined as those who follow NFL football at least somewhat closely. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email. It’s all part of our mission to enhance the public dialogue through data-driven analysis that explores the underlying currents of public opinion (read About Us). You can also follow our work on TwitterFacebook, and YouTube.

The survey was conducted January 7-8, 2019 by and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a Margin of Error of +/- 4.2 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

Neither Scott Rasmussen nor has any relationship with Rasmussen Reports® (see About Us).

Posted in Poll Results

Scott's Newsletter
Sign up for Scott's newsletter and get his political insight delivered right to your inbox!