Public Policy Polling recently surveyed the state on a number of different issues ranging from politics to fried chicken and, of course, sports. In news that won’t surprise us, UK’s fan base is still much, much larger than UofL’s. 66% of the 1,108 registered voters said they cheer for Kentucky, while only 19% admitted they cheer for Louisville. Sixteen percent responded “not sure,” aka sissies/non-sports fans.
Of the Kentucky fans polled, 83% said they approve of the job John Calipari is doing as coach (5% disapprove). Rick Pitino received similar remarks from Louisville fans, with an 82% approval rating (4% disapprove).
On the football side, 50% of the UK fans polled say they approve of Mark Stops’ job so far, with 8% saying they disapprove and a substantial 42% responding “not sure.” The jury’s still out on Bobby Petrino too, with 51% of Louisville fans saying they approve, 9% disapprove, and 40% not sure.
Other interesting results:
- When asked to pick their favorite fast foot chicken chain, 35% of those polled picked Chick-Fil-A, followed by KFC with 33%.
- 47% said they believe KFC’s Colonel Sanders would be a better US Senator than Mitch McConnell
- Only 33% of those polled have a favorable opinion of mint juleps (although 39% were “not sure”)
- 56% think Secretariat would beat American Pharoah in a race
Check out all the results by clicking here.