New poll says Swinney most popular coach in SC, but more Gamecocks fans


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New poll says Swinney most popular coach in SC, but more Gamecocks fans

Raleigh, N.C. – PPP’s latest poll of South Carolina voters finds that the South Carolina Gamecocks are the most popular college athletics program in the state.

When matched up in a head-to-head with the Clemson Tigers, USC comes out on top 43/32. The Gamecocks’ support is broad-based, with both Democrats and Republicans claiming fandom at 46/28 and 42/34, respectively. USC dominates with younger voters (62/26) and also wins across racial demographics—white voters (42/31) and AfricanAmerican
voters (47/32) both support the state’s flagship university.

Clemson wins with only two of the demographics measured—very liberal voters back the Tigers 36/30, and voters in the Upstate support them 45/27.

“As South Carolina and Clemson take the field for college baseball’s biggest rivalry series this weekend most fans in the state will be pulling for the Gamecocks,” said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling.

USC and Clemson fans wholeheartedly endorse the coaches of their respective schools’ revenue-generating teams. Gamecocks football coach Steve Spurrier is wildly popular among USC fans with a 76% approval rating. Just four percent of South Carolina fans disapprove of Spurrier’s job performance. Baseball coach Chad Holbrook is also heavily supported at 53/2 approval, and basketball coach Frank Martin receives a 39/13 approval rating.

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney is the most popular out of all of the coaches polled, earning a +75 net approval rating. Basketball coach Brad Brownell is well-liked at 44/4 approval, and baseball coach Jack Leggett comes in at 42/9.

Unsurprisingly, the Carolina Panthers are the most popular NFL team among South Carolinians at 25% support. The Dallas Cowboys come in second at 12%. The Atlanta Braves are by far the most preferred MLB team, drawing a 48% share of voters.

PPP surveyed 868 registered South Carolina voters from February 12th to 15th. The margin of error for the survey is +/- 3.3%. 80% of interviews for the poll were conducted over the phone with 20% interviewed over the internet to reach respondents who don’t have landline telephones.

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spacer Obtuse, at best....***
SOLOS®
spacer many of those "fans" are bandwagoners..
tgrfan42069
spacer Re: many of those "fans" are bandwagoners..
Dugatiger®
spacer Let me file this under... who cares***
ChemETiger97
spacer Re: Let me file this under... who cares***
Dugatiger®
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Copenhagen kid
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tigered1®
spacer Didn't take a pollster to tell you this
grover173
spacer Re: Didn't take a pollster to tell you this
Copenhagen kid
spacer It's all about who has been winning recently.
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: Didn't take a pollster to tell you this
Dugatiger®
spacer Kids Being Swayed
rdwebbii
spacer Re: Didn't take a pollster to tell you this
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer I'd be interested to see how the prison population votes.
argonaut1992®
spacer Re: I'd be interested to see how the prison population votes.
Dugatiger®
spacer Re: If it were national poll, think it would be ALLn Clemson
CUalum79ALLn65®
spacer Re: If it were national poll, think it would be ALLn Clemson
Dugatiger®
spacer These numbers will change.
Orange and Purple
spacer Would you rather Clemson lose all it's liberal supporters?
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Would you rather Clemson lose all it's liberal supporters?
Litefoot®
spacer Re: Would you rather Clemson lose all it's liberal supporters?
Tigerdug23®
spacer Could it be that some staunchly conservative Clemson ....
Tropical
spacer One of the more backwards thinking posts.***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: These numbers will change.
Litefoot®
spacer Why "Extreme Liberals" Like Clemson
rdwebbii
spacer Why should that matter?
SageMoody®
spacer Screw the state of South Carolina. Clemson has
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Good, I don't want the trash in the state wearing Clemson***
Battery505®
spacer Most polls take a 1,000 voters and try to say that is......
TigerAidan
spacer doesn't matter to me....I'm Clemson all the way. It is who
MyfavOrange®
spacer apparently, women's basketball fans are taking over
tigrjm76®
spacer most of those gamecock fans have never been to a game before***
tigerking79
spacer One of two things is true and I'm actually not sure which
TigersAndCubs
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1988NC
spacer Polling Requirements....
Tigerdug23®
spacer Liberals favor Clemson? Now That's confusing. Not
tigertrain®
spacer UNRELIABLE poll since SC has 2x the fans as Clemson due to
lightbulbbill®
spacer Re: UNRELIABLE poll since SC has 2x the fans as Clemson due to
Tigerdug23®
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92TigerJohn
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Tiger Contractor
spacer Is a population of 868 statistically significant?
TigerHawk76®
spacer Survey only included 868 people***
TigerzzRoar®
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Kjb®
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Tigerdug23®
spacer lol, Clemson has a national top 10 fan base
Cdixon11
spacer Makes me wonder if groups like FFRF see this as positive
NortherTiger
spacer Landline.
ClemsonTiger1988®
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Exiled2
spacer We are near last in national education and it shows.
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