The Seton Hall Sports Poll was again featured in media across the country, including Forbes, Newsweek, the New York Post, Fox Business News, ESPN, Yahoo Finance, NJ.com, Lehigh Valley Live, The Washington Times and too many more to list. On Twitter, the poll's results were featured by those named above as well as Darren Rovell, Front Office Sports and a political reporter for the Washington Post, Paul Kane.
In the case of the Houston Astros, among a number of other findings it turns out that 52 percent say that if guilty they should be stripped of their world championship, something that has never happened in Major League Baseball.
Media that covered these findings include:
ESPN, "52% of respondents to a Seton Hall Sports Poll this week said the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 world title if found guilty of electronic sign-stealing that year"
YardBarker, "Poll Shows Fans Think MLB Should Strip Astros of Title if Found Guilty of Sign-Stealing"
Myles Garrett, Colin Kaepernick
Also within that release were the findings regarding Myles Garrett and Colin Kaepernick's special tryout with the NFL. These aspects of the poll were covered by two Pittsburgh area papers that are part of the USA Today network (Garrett was playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers when he committed his offense).
Super Bowl or President?
And finally, the Seton Hall Sports Poll asked the American public whether they would prefer their favorite team to win the Super Bowl or the World Series, OR have their favorite candidate win the 2020 presidential election.
The polling found that by 74 to 19 percent the American public said they would rather their preferred candidate win the 2020 presidential election than their favorite team win the Super Bowl or World Series.
However, 28 percent of males said they would rather see their favorite team win the championship than have their favorite candidate win the 2020 presidential election.
There was also a correlation between level of education and preference for the presidential election, a finding highlighted by some – including a political scientist from NYU. You can read the full release here »
Media covering the findings include:
Yahoo Finance "Americans Prefer Political Victory Over Sports Championships"
Inside Sources (New Hampshire Journal)
Post & Courier, "Commentary: What would you prefer: winning the White House or a Super Bowl ring?"
Washington Times, "Men, Women, Sports, Politics" (scroll down on page)
NJ.com, "Eagles Super Bowl or your presidential candidate? Most pick politics over sports."
Lehigh Valley Live, "Eagles Super Bowl or your presidential candidate? Most pick politics over sports."
World News Network (U.K.), "Americans Want Their 2020 Candidate To Win More Than Their Favorite Sports Team, Poll Says"
Augusta Free Press, "Dudes more likely to want a Super Bowl, Series than their pick for prez"
93.3 FM, U.S. Country, "Would You Rather Have Your Favorite Team or Candidate Win in 2020?"
Political Bullpen,"Men Would Rather See Favorite Team Win Super Bowl Than Candidate Win Election"
Liberty Unyielding, "Men Would Rather See Favorite Team Win Super Bowl Than Candidate Win Election"
Darren Rovell (Tweet)
Front Office Sports (Tweet)
Paul Kane, political reporter for the Washington Post (Tweet)
Patrick J. Egan, political scientist, NYU (Tweet)