The NFL may be done with St. Louis, but St. Louis Certainly isn’t done with the NFL
According to a recent poll, area residents have been paying attention to St. Louis’s lawsuit with the NFL with 71% indicating they are following the issue either very closely or somewhat closely.
When asked whether a jury trial should determine the outcome, 56% support the idea compared to only 8% who oppose it.
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St. Louis, MO – A recent poll of St. Louis area voters, concerning St. Louis’s lawsuit with the NFL, finds that 71% have been following the issue either very or somewhat closely. “The polling is clear that this issue is on the radar screen of most voters,” stated Show Me Victories Director of Polling, Bryce Summary, Ph.D. “And as the issue continues to make headlines, it is likely that the attention paid to this issue will only intensify.”
Show Me Victories conducted a survey of 700 registered voters from the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County to measure their opinions concerning St. Louis’s lawsuit with the National Football League (NFL). Below are some of the key findings:
- The majority of St. Louis area residents have been following the lawsuit between St. Louis and the NFL at least somewhat closely. When asked how closely they have been following the issue, 71% indicated they have been following either very closely (20%), or somewhat closely (51%), compared to 27% who have not been following the issue at all.
- Most residents support a jury deciding the fate of the lawsuit with the NFL. When asked whether a jury should decide the outcome of the lawsuit, 56% of respondents support the outcome being decided by jury, while only 9% oppose it, with 35% unsure.
- Close to one-half of voters support an expansion team locating to St. Louis. More specifically, 49% of area residents support an expansion NFL team locating to St. Louis, while 23% oppose the idea, and 28% are unsure.
- About one-third of area residents support the Los Angeles Chargers relocating to St. Louis. Among area respondents, 37% support the Los Angeles Chargers relocating to St. Louis, compared to 29% who oppose the idea, and 35% who are unsure.
- A large minority of voters support the acceptance of a $1 billion settlement with the NFL to end the lawsuit. More precisely, 39% of voters support a $1 billion settlement with the NFL, while 22% oppose such a move, with 40% unsure.
- When asked about their preferred outcome for the lawsuit, voters are evenly split between a new NFL expansion team locating to St. Louis, a $1 billion settlement, and a jury trial to decide the outcome. For instance, 24% of respondents would like to see a $1 billion settlement, followed by 23% who prefer a jury trial, 22% who would like to see a new NFL expansion team to locate to St. Louis, 10% who prefer the Los Angeles Chargers relocating to St. Louis, with 21% unsure.
“The NFL’s relocation of the Rams didn’t turn nearly half of St. Louisans away from the idea of a new expansion team,” stated Political Consultant Braxton Payne. “It is clear that St. Louisans believe the NFL should have repercussions for their actions but they are evenly split between the $1 billion estimated settlement, a jury trial, and a new expansion team.”
The interviews took place between November 11-13, 2021. The survey data was collected using an Interactive Voice Response system administered to landline telephones only. The margin of error for the entire sample is +/- 4%. Note: Show Me Victories is not working for the NFL or any of the parties directly related to the lawsuit.
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Contact: Braxton Payne & Bryce Summary, Ph.D.
Braxton@showmevictories.com & firstname.lastname@example.org