The BBC was again wetting itself as it reported that Vice President Mike Pence had walked out of an Indianapolis Colts NFL game on Sunday as some players opted to insult the flag and anthem by not standing but by kneeling as part of the #TakeaKnee protest. The BBC could not believe that the Vice President had flown in an air force plane to his home state. Jeepers a VP flying in an official jet to go his home state at the weekend. Whatever next? Bears. Shit. Woods.
The BBC and the rest of the liberal media is convinced that as Trump and Pence take on celeb sportsmen they are looking ever dafter. As I explained a while back in Tomograph, Middle America backs POTUS not pampered millionaire sportsmen. Insulting the flag and the anthem is ones's right but it is not something that most normal Americans admire.
And now there is polling evidence out that shows that, yet again, the gut instinct of Trump and Pence is massively in tune with how America thinks. According to Zero Hedge:
From the end of August to the end of September, the favorable ratings for the NFL have dropped from 57% to 44%, and it has the highest unfavorable rating – 40 percent – of any big sport, according to the Winston Group survey provided exclusively to Secrets.
Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and calls from President Trump for fans to boycott the league or “walk out” of games if they see players taking a knee has apparently turned off men aged 34-54 – one of the league’s most important demographics and a troubling sign that the league isn’t in touch with its fans. The Winston Poll from the Washington-based Winston Group found that the attitude of those fans went from an August rating of 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable, a remarkable turn against the sport.
According to analysis of the poll cited by the Washington Examiner, the "more critically for the NFL, the fall off in favorables occurred among important audiences. Among males, NFL favorables fell 23 percent, going from 68 percent to 45 percent. In looking at a more specific audience, males 34-54, NFL favorables fell 31 percent, going from 73 percent to 42 percent. Among this group the NFL has a surprising negative image, as it went from +54 percent in
August to -5 percent in September."
The Winston Poll was of brand images for the NFL, Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, and college football and basketball. It was of 1,000 registered voters and taken August 29-30 and then again Sept. 28 to
September Winston Poll
MLB/63 percent favorable to 16 percent unfavorable.
College football/51 percent favorable to 21 percent unfavorable.
NBA/46 percent favorable to 28 percent unfavorable.
College basketball/45 percent favorable to 25 percent unfavorable.
NFL/44 percent favorable to 40 percent unfavorable
The liberal press might think that actors booing Pence at a performance of Hamilton is cool and that America will side with the pampered millionaires of the NFL as they insult their country but the hard evidence suggests that most Americans are decent men and women with manners who are fiercely proud of their country.
The more the liberal press and the Democratic Party attack Pence and Trump over issues such as this the more the left are seen as out of touch elitists and the more certain we can all be that Trump will win in 2020 and will pave the way for eight years of Pence thereafter. Bring it on.