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Recent poll finds UK fans outnumber Louisville fans 66% to 19% in Kentucky


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.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

  1. ukjaybrat
    3:11 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    I’d rather see numbers for just the city of Louisville. card fans think there aren’t that many UK fans here and I think the numbers are a lot closer than their deluded minds will ever admit.

    • J-Dub421
      3:27 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      I’d estimate Louisville at about 60/40 for U of L /UK fans. I don’t think we UK fans make up half the city, but I bet it’s pretty close.

  2. deWildcat
    3:14 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    Thanks for the information, I long for the day that I can use it.

  3. cracka
    3:19 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    mint juleps are pretty terrible

    • Marky Mark
      3:41 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      Feel free to move to Indiana.

    • J-Dub421
      3:42 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      You move to Indiana Mark. Mint Juleps are a waste of good bourbon.

    • Everybody Drink
      6:57 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      Anything short of ice is an affront to bourbon. Many wouldn’t even make the exception for ice. And who in the hell is going to spend that much time and effort making good Bourbon bad? It’s mind boggling.

  4. Duh
    3:26 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    Well the city of Louisville makes up about 17% of the population of the state. So, uh, that 19% number is actually pretty much in line with the state’s population numbers.

    • Shane Battier
      3:38 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      Well, that’s great….

  5. Chuck szukis
    3:28 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    KFC is the worst. I been twice in the past year and order chicken and they are out. Shepherdsville and E-town. In the same day.

    • BigBlueBoom
      3:48 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      maybe it’s the Yum brand that’s the worst. I went to a Taco Bell the other day and they were out of ground beef…wtf?

    • From Somewhere In Left Field
      7:09 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      I went to Speedway the other night and the gas pumps were out of order. All. Of. Them. Is there enough collective craving for Beef Jerky to even keep the doors open at that point? Well beef jerky is pretty good come to think of it. Incidentally could there be a more inappropriately named gas station? Nothing has taken place, is taking place or ever will take place in a Speedway that can even remotely be called speedy. “Hi! We have multiple employees to wait on customers. Well technically we just have the one as our other employees must take cigarette inventory, make coffee and put more Tornadoes on the grill 24 hours a day.. We also like our customers to park at the pump, fill up then spend approximately 73 minutes in the store while cars pile up behind them.” It’s enough to make someone self-immolate. Well that is if he could actually get to the pump.

  6. Kevin C.
    7:29 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    You think that’s bad? You should see the disparity in the graduation rates.

  7. Tim Cunningham
    8:12 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    The University of Louisville may be called the Cardinals, but their fans are the Delusional Do Do’s

  8. Shmowzow
    8:21 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    I never understood why people rag on Louisville as a city. We all get it you hate UofL and everythung Matt Jones tells you to hate but you do understand that Louisville is the only real city in the state right. Move go find a real good job somewhwere else. Yeah didn’t think so. Have so pride in the city that keeps you at least.

    • Dude
      8:28 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

      One more time. In English, please.

    • ukjaybrat
      8:28 am June 30, 2015 Permalink

      i like my job, that doesn’t mean i like this city or anyone in it. i’ve lived here most of my life and this place sucks. you say louisville is the only “real” city in kentucky. i say louisville isn’t even a “real” city … louisville hasn’t got anything on any of the other cities in the top 50 by population. but hey, if you’re only redeeming quality for a city is whether or not you can get a job, i guess that just means you know a lot of people that load planes for ups

  9. UK Big Board Update
    9:09 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    shmowzow November 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
    Wow lol really people. This is a spot on wcs and you still find a way to bring UofL into it. Incredibly pathetic. Kyle Tucker was tweeting until 3am about Ware for not appearing to court for speeding. Speeding lol. Everyone knows it wasn’t his car that was established from the get go. Oh hey i wonder if ksr tweeted so diligently about jones stomping a bum or how he fled that accident with a gun and weed in the car or how liggins likes to beat his girl with xboxs or how your beloved michael porter likes to diddle children. Nope speeding in a borrowed car. Do you people get it? I mean do you get how stupid you are?

    shmowzow June 29, 2013 at 1:57 am | Permalink
    I have seen it all now lol. Do you think a louisville fan made these and is distributing these to walmarts? Just when i thought uk fans couldn’t get any smarter some of you say this stuff. Lol i haven’t laughed this hard at you guys since zach morris and the bayside bruisers crushed you in the nit.

    shmowzow June 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Permalink
    Florida took it easy on louisville you say. Lol. Who in a title game would take it easy on anyone. True Louisville’s schedule is beyond cupcake and that includes uk but to take anything away from UL treating florida like a shower scene in a prison flick is plain dumb. If you think florida didn’t just get smashed in the face hard and long you are just dumb. Stop being such haters. Louisville is usually throughout the years better in football and UK is usually throughout the years better in basketball. That is how it is. Fact. Stop hating.

    • ukjaybrat
      8:32 am June 30, 2015 Permalink

      i don’t understand why louisville fans read this blog… i really don’t they aren’t going to see anything here they like, most of the time. so why? masochists? butt hurt? at least most of the stuff on here is based on facts. card chronicle axaggerates jsut about everything. not to mention if you’re a uk fan iand you say something on that board, you are cursed in a way that would make a sailor blush… those cardinals aren’t so classy

  10. Fat Drunk Redneck
    12:36 am June 30, 2015 Permalink

    Them loserville is ain’t no good

  11. schmowzow
    8:59 pm June 30, 2015 Permalink

    It’s called rivalry trolling. Act like UK fans dont do it. Most UofL fans ask me why i wasre my time..because it’s fun and it’s all in fun. I don’t hate UK in fact i really like alot of players UK has had, WCS TonyDelk John Wall especially Patrick Patterson one of my favorites of any team all time. I just think on ksr the people take stuf way to seriously and i just troll take it easy its harmless. Louisville is the best city in state though and i don’t live there. There’s just way more to do imo.