NATIONAL SURVEY: Americans believe Patriots’ dynasty ending, think Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV, Mahomes better QB than Garoppolo

Surveys | January 30, 2020

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: A recent survey conducted by Remington Research Group found that the majority of Americans (52%) think the Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV. Just 35% think the 49ers will be the winner, and 13% are not sure who will win. Of those individuals who think the Chiefs will win, 56% believe they will win by more than 7 points. The poll surveyed 1,203 Americans who plan to watch Super Bowl LIV nationwide.

When asked who the better quarterback is, Americans said they believe Patrick Mahomes is the better QB over Jimmy Garoppolo by a 39-point margin. 57% said Mahomes is the better QB, compared to just 18% who said Garoppolo is the better QB. 24% are not sure.

Interest in this year’s Super Bowl is up nearly 80% from last year’s matchup between the New England Patriots and the L.A. Rams, with 87% of Americans indicating they are interested in the Super Bowl this year, compared to just 49% who were interested last year.

“Last year, the matchup between the Patriots (one of the most hated teams in the NFL), and the Rams (a team with a new, smaller fanbase), garnered very little interest from spectators. This year, we have two explosive teams with enthusiastic fan bases, a mix of pass and run-heavy offenses, and a competitive matchup (at least according to bookmakers). All these reasons play into the excitement we are seeing for Super Bowl LIV across the country,” said Director of Polling Lexie Davis.

Other notable key findings:

  • Over 1-in-3 Americans (36%) believe the Super Bowl should be held on a Saturday, while nearly 1-in-5 (18%) Americans believe the Monday following the Super Bowl should be made a holiday.
  • 2-in-5 Americans believe the refs will make a flawed call that will dramatically affect the game.
  • Over 1-in-3 Americans (34%) have or will place a monetary bet on the game.
  • 57% of Americans believe the Patriots dynasty is coming to an end.

Press Contact:

Lexie Davis
Director of Polling, Remington Research Group
(314) 556-4525
ldavis@remingtonresearchgroup.com

Survey Results:

Q1: What is your opinion of the NFL?

Favorable: 50%
Unfavorable: 21%
No opinion: 29%

Q2: Who do you think is the better quarterback? Patrick Mahomes or Jimmy Garoppolo?

Mahomes: 57%
Garoppolo: 18%
Not sure: 24%

Q3: What are you looking forward to most about the Super Bowl?

The game: 66%
The halftime show: 12%
The commercials: 14%
The party you’re going to: 6%
Something else: 3%

Q4: How interested are you in the upcoming Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers? Very interested, somewhat interested, not at all interested, or only watching for the commercials?

Very interested: 50%
Somewhat interested: 37%
Not at all interested: 7%
Only watching for the commercials: 6%

Q5: Who are you rooting for in the 2020 Super Bowl?

Kansas City Chiefs: 50%
San Francisco 49ers: 32%
Don’t care: 15%
Not sure: 3%

Q6: Do you believe the Super Bowl should be held on a Saturday instead of a Sunday?

Yes, held on a Saturday: 36%
No, Sunday is fine: 51%
Don’t care: 12%
Not sure: 1%

Q7: Do you think the Monday following the Super Bowl should be made a federal holiday?

Yes: 18%
No: 75%
Not sure: 6%

Q8: Do you believe the referees will make an error/flawed call that will dramatically affect the game?

Yes: 39%
No: 36%
Not sure: 25%

Q9: If you had to choose, which do you believe to be more important to winning the Super Bowl: offense or defense?

Offense: 39%
Defense: 47%
Not sure: 14%

Q10: Thinking about football fans you know and are aware of, which do you prefer: Chiefs fans or 49ers fans?

Chiefs fans: 40%
49ers fans: 30%
Not sure/not aware of each fan base: 30%

Q11: Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?

Kansas City Chiefs [GO TO Q11A]: 52%
San Francisco 49ers [GO TO Q11B]: 35%
Not sure: 13%

Q11A: Do you think the Chiefs will win by more than 7 points?

Yes: 56%
No: 34%
Not sure: 10%

Q11B: Do you think the 49ers will win by more than 7 points?

Yes: 52%
No: 31%
Not sure: 17%

Q12: Have you already or will you place a monetary bet on the game?

I have already: 11%
I will: 23%
I have not/will not: 62%
Not sure yet: 4%

Q13: Where will you watch the Super Bowl?

At home: 76%
At a party with friends: 16%
At a bar: 1%
Somewhere else: 3%
Not sure yet: 3%

Q14: What is your favorite Super Bowl food?

Chicken wings: 31%
Pizza: 20%
Chips and dip: 11%
Chili: 6%
Nachos: 5%
BBQ: 5%
Sandwiches: 4%
Something else: 7%
Not sure: 11%

Q15: What is your drink of choice while watching the Super Bowl?

Beer: 22%
Seltzers: 6%
Wine: 12%
Mixed drinks: 7%
Water: 18%
Soda: 26%
Other: 7%
Not sure: 3%

Q16: Do you believe the New England Patriots’ dynasty is coming to an end?

Yes: 57%
No: 19%
Not sure: 24%

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