America has a new favorite team: The Green Bay Packers.
Team Cheese won 19 straight games dating back to Week 16 of last season before losing on Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite the loss to a bad football team, Aaron Rodgers and company made up for that with their consistent brilliance on the offensive side of the ball this season, dethroning America's former team, the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Public Policy Polling's newest national survey, 22 percent of voters picked the Super Bowl-winning Packers as their favorite NFL team, while the Cowboys finished second, with just 11 percent of the vote. The Chicago Bears, New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers finished third with eight percent.
Ironically enough, the Cowboys were actually picked as America's least favorite team in the same survey, garnering 22 percent of the negative vote. The Bears came in second with eight percent while America's new favorite team received seven percent of the vote.
Even though the Cowboys are least liked, Public Policy does point out that they still deliver huge television ratings. But, that happens mainly because people are watching them and hoping that they lose.
A couple of other significant points from the survey were:
- Tim Tebow is America's favorite quarterback, receiving 15 percent of the vote, followed by the Manning brothers: Eli at 14 percent and Peyton at 12 percent. Next were Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers, each with 10 percent of the vote, followed by Michael Vick with six percent and Ben Roethlisberger and Tony Romo, each with four.
- Vick was voted the NFL's least popular quarterback, with 26 percent of the vote, beating out Roethlisberger's 15 percent, Eli's 11 percent, Brady's eight percent and Romo's six percent.
Public Policy Polling surveyed 700 American voters from December 16th to 18th with the margin of error being +/-3.7%.
View the slideshow to see the full list of teams who received votes for America's favorite team.
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