December 8, 2016 - Giants, Eagles Top Jets In Quinnipiac University New Jersey Football Poll Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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The New York Giants are the top choice of 44 percent of New Jersey football fans, with 15 percent flying with the Philadelphia Eagles and 8 percent cheering for the New York Jets, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

The Giants are the top choice by wide margins in every area of the state except the South Jersey Philadelphia suburbs, where the Eagles are the first choice of 59 percent of fans, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

Statewide, the Jets are virtually tied with the Dallas Cowboys, who are number one for 7 percent of fans.

There is very little gender difference among Giants, Eagles and Jets fans.

A total of 56 percent of New Jersey adults, including 69 percent of men and 43 percent of women, say they are "very interested" or "somewhat interested" in professional football.

"The Giants control the ball in New Jersey, except for those folks who get their television from Philadelphia," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "The Jets can barely get a first down."

From November 28 - December 4, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,452 New Jersey adults with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and the nation as a public service and for research.

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38. (Adults) How interested are you in following professional football; very interested, somewhat interested or not interested at all?
                     ADULTS.......................................
                                          AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
Very interested      27%    37%    17%    34%    28%    23%    23%
Smwht interested     29     32     26     23     33     33     31
Not at all           44     31     56     43     39     43     46
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     AREA.............................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
Very interested      29%    25%    28%    27%    28%
Smwht interested     21     29     32     34     28
Not at all           50     45     40     38     43
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -
 
 
38a. (Adults, If Very or Somewhat interested q38) What is your favorite professional football team?
                     FOOTBALL FANS................................
                                          AGE IN YRS..............
                     Tot    Men    Wom    18-34  35-49  50-64  65+
 
New York Giants      44%    42%    47%    54%    42%    40%    39%
Philadelphia Eagles  15     16     15      9     15     20     22
New York Jets         8      8      9      2     10     14      9
Dallas Cowboys        7      7      6      5     12      6      5
New England Patriots  4      3      4      5      3      3      3
Pittsburgh Steelers   3      3      3      2      4      3      3
Green Bay Packers     2      2      -      4      -      2      -
Chicago Bears         1      1      -      -      2      -      -
Denver Broncos        1      1      1      1      1      -      -
Los Angeles Rams      1      2      -      3      -      -      -
Miami Dolphins        1      1      1      -      2      1      -
Minnesota Vikings     1      1      1      2      1      1      -
Oakland Raiders       1      2      -      -      1      2      2
San Francisco 49ers   1      2      1      -      3      1      2
Washington Redskins   1      1      1      1      -      1      -
Other team            1      1      1      -      1      1      3
DK/NA                 6      5      8     10      2      3      8
 
                     AREA.............................
                                          Philly
                     Urban  SbUrbn ExUrbn land   Shore
 
New York Giants      51%    49%    59%    16%    48%
Philadelphia Eagles   3      3      5     59     14
New York Jets        10      8      9      3     12
Dallas Cowboys        4      7      6      7      7
New England Patriots  7      4      4      1      3
Pittsburgh Steelers   2      4      3      -      3
Green Bay Packers     2      1      -      3      3
Chicago Bears         1      1      -      -      -
Denver Broncos        2      1      1      -      -
Los Angeles Rams      -      1      -      -      3
Miami Dolphins        1      2      1      -      -
Minnesota Vikings     2      2      -      -      1
Oakland Raiders       2      1      3      2      -
San Francisco 49ers   -      3      1      -      1
Washington Redskins   -      -      2      1      -
Other team            3      1      -      -      -
DK/NA                 7     10      4      3      2