Americans reject divisive political display at Super Bowl

Most Americans don’t want to see politics in Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Polling shows 84% ​​of likely voters say Super Bowl LVII is no place for political protests, according to a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey. Only 10% of those interviewed said they would like to see political or cultural statements in game coverage.

“Sporting events in America have always been a place where Americans can come together and celebrate inspiring moments and find unity, such as the 1984 USA men’s hockey team victory, or the singing of the national anthem at Yankee Stadium after the 9/11 attacks,” Mark Meckler, Convention President of the States, said.

“But the radical left’s obsession with subjugating every aspect of American life to their politics has found its way into our national pastime, as they find new ways to divide us from our neighbors,.” she said.

“The good news is that the American people have had enough and are showing that they are ready to overcome this obsession with woke politics and the scars it has placed on our nation,” Meckler continued.

The poll follows Americans growing tired of athletes politicizing sporting events over the years. In 2019, female soccer player Megan Rapinoe declined President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the White House. NFL player Colin Kaepernick knelt at NFL games during the national anthem in 2016 to protest police brutality.

Leah Thomas, a biological male, competed on the University of Pennsylvania men’s swim team for three years and made headlines by identifying as female and transitioning to the women’s team in 2022.

Americans across the political spectrum are united in their distaste for political displays at sporting events. Approximately 80% of independent voters, 76% of Democratic voters and 93% of Republican voters said in the survey that they want athletes and the media to “focus on the game.”

The Convention of States/Trafalgar Group conducted a survey of more than 1,000 likely voters between February 2 and 5. About 6% of those surveyed said they were not sure about the appropriate connection between politics and sports.

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