Bloomberg Politics released the partisan findings of every NFL team’s fan base in collaboration with analytics firm Resonate.
Joshua Green writes in his latest piece “The NFL’s Most Republican and Democratic Fan Bases:”
“To measure the partisanship of a team’s fan base, Resonate looked at the stated party affiliation and vote propensity of people in congressional districts that lie within a team’s “designated market area”—essentially its local television market.”
“But, surprisingly, the stereotypical NFL fan is a bellowing, beer-drinking white male in a jersey and face paint—i.e., a Republican—yet the number of ‘Democratic’ teams exceeds the number of ‘Republican’ teams by almost 2-to-1.”
While the fan bases of NFL teams in Phoenix, Dallas, New Orleans, and Jacksonville, Fla. leaned Republican, those in Seattle, San Francisco/Oakland, Chicago, New York, and Miami were generally Democratic.
For more on the findings, click here.