The vast majority of Individuals don’t wish to see politics at Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl.
Polling reveals 84% of seemingly voters stated Tremendous Bowl LVII is not any place for political demonstrations, based on a Conference of States Motion/Trafalgar Group survey. Solely 10% of these interviewed stated they wish to see political or cultural statements within the recreation’s protection.
“Sporting occasions in America have all the time been a spot the place Individuals might come collectively and rejoice inspirational moments and discover unity, resembling 1984 USA males’s hockey staff victory, or the singing of the nationwide anthem in Yankee Stadium after the assaults on 9/11,” Mark Meckler, president of Conference of States, stated.
“However the radical left’s obsession with making all points of American life subservient to their politics has discovered its means into our nationwide pastimes, as they discover new methods to divide us from our neighbors,
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“The excellent news is the American individuals have had sufficient and are exhibiting that they’re prepared to maneuver previous this obsession with woke politics and the stain it placed on our nation,” Meckler continued.
The polling follows years of Individuals rising weary of athletes politicizing sporting occasions. In 2019, ladies’s soccer participant Megan Rapinoe turned down an invite from President Donald Trump to go to the White Home. NFL participant Colin Kaepernick began kneeling at NFL games through the nationwide anthem to protest police brutality in 2016.
Lia Thomas, a organic male, competed on the College of Pennsylvania males’s swim staff for three years earlier than making headlines by figuring out as feminine and transitioning to the ladies’s staff in 2022.
Individuals throughout the political spectrum are united of their distaste for political shows in sporting occasions. Roughly 80% of unbiased voters, 76% of Democratic voters, and 93% of Republican voters surveyed stated they need athletes and media to “concentrate on the sport.”
Conference of States/Trafalgar group carried out the survey of greater than 1,000 seemingly voters between Feb. 2 and 5. Shut to six% of these surveyed stated they weren’t certain in regards to the applicable intersection of politics and sports activities.
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