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Which 'Super' Do You Choose?

It's the motherlode of presidential primaries vs. the perfect season this week, and neither is a clear winner in the hearts of Americans according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll out today.

About four in 10 adults said they are more excited about the Super Bowl, while nearly the same proportion were more fired up for the Super Tuesday primaries. Among football fans, just a quarter pick the primaries, while just a third of college graduates prefer the game.

And in a nation divided along political party lines, the Super Bowl doesn't quite bring the country together. Democrats, who expressed greater interest than Republicans in the primary campaign for nearly all of 2007 in Post-ABC polling, were more interested in Super Tuesday than the Super Bowl, while Republicans divide about evenly between the two "Super" events. Independents lean toward the big game.

Overall, 61 percent said they plan to tune in to the big game this weekend, and three-quarters of these "likely viewers" will be watching the action on the field.

Most expect the undefeated New England Patriots to win the game, but the Giants (who hail from a city not known for producing underdogs), have the backing of 43 percent of all adults and 56 percent of "big" football fans. But those supporting the Patriots expressed far more confidence: 90 percent expect their team to emerge victorious.

The Washington Post-ABC News poll was conducted by telephone Jan. 26-29 among a random national sample of 1,019 adults. The results from the full survey have an error margin of plus or minus three percentage points; it is larger for subgroups. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by ICR of Media, Pa.

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  January 31, 2008; 11:30 PM ET
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I guess it is sad that I am one out of zero to comment on this. Whoever you are...and there is absolutely no way of knowing in this modern age....I know that you will acknowledge that there are good people who are trying their best respect the folks who are really respected throught the community.....

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 12:07 AM | Report abuse

I guess it is sad that I am one out of zero to comment on this. Whoever you are...and there is absolutely no way of knowing in this modern age....I know that you will acknowledge that there are good people who are trying their best respect the folks who are really respected throught the community.....

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

I guess it is sad that I am one out of zero to comment on this. Whoever you are...and there is absolutely no way of knowing in this modern age....I know that you will acknowledge that there are good people who are trying their best respect the folks who are really respected throught the community.....

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 12:10 AM | Report abuse

What? I was going to post about the Superbowl and Super Tuesday, but I'm so perplexed by the first three comments that I forgot what I was going to say.

Posted by: h3 | February 1, 2008 9:39 AM | Report abuse

huh?

...

um, yea, go Obama.

Posted by: TMo | February 1, 2008 9:57 AM | Report abuse

I am a Canadian who has been watching the Primaries closely. The next President of the US affects a much broader spectrum than just the USA itself, having said that, i am a huge supporter of Obama. I truly believe he has what it takes to bring about positive change - i hope that he will be the next leader for your country.

I DO believe.

Posted by: Anonymous | February 1, 2008 10:31 AM | Report abuse

Hello WashingtonDC, - Tennessee & Missouri will be a Big Delegate states for Clinton! Seems like the registered voters there are not very Fired-Up at all. The major newspapers are controled by the $Elite Special-Interests. And very little seems to be taking action at the College Level to get The YOUTH VOTE Out!? Guess, Democrat-wise,- Clinton Will Win TENNESSEE & most likely Missouri!? Wish the smoke would clear and Tennessee would get more 'Fired-Up'! - - Call Tennessee (and Missouri) Young Voters and tell them that They may be the ones whom decide the next PRESIDENT!! Now that vote would be a Vote Worth Counting For CHANGE. - "Grassroots-Burning"

Posted by: jward52 | February 1, 2008 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Why was this poll taken?
The poll results are as dubious as those done for the New Hampshire primary. Even if the results are valid, what does it prove? As in all polls it is a picture of opinion in a moment in time. It is possible that enthusiasm will change. It is also possible that the soonest event had the most enthusiasm. All indications so far have been showing a larger voter turnout this year than other recent presidential elections. Is not this enthusiasm?

Posted by: Edmond Doherty | February 1, 2008 11:38 AM | Report abuse

If you were at the Super Bowl, which one of the candidates would you want sitting next to you?

I think only Huckabee would actually be enjoying the game, while the rest would be thinking about getting themselves elected.

Posted by: Eric Bossard | February 2, 2008 4:17 AM | Report abuse

Human performance and the circumstances at the moment really determine who becomes the champion. Just look at the predictions of both...it is not a formula -- but a performance!Fortunately, we don't have to chose since the Super Bowl is on Sunday and Super Tuesday is, well, on Tuesday. I suspecty the the participants of each will watch some of boh.

Posted by: Chips Stewart | February 4, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

GO HUCKABEE..............


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