Friday, February 1, 2013
Poll: In burn of Biblical proportions, Texans favor Lance Armstrong over Jerry Jones
Give us your two cents in our poll below.
Okay, so maybe this isn’t quite breaking news. But if tuning in to local sports talk radio stations or perusing through the comments section on any Cowboys story on our website hasn’t taught you this, there’s some more evidence that Jones isn’t exactly the most well-liked person in these parts.
According to polling conducted last week by Public Policy Polling, only 13% of people polled have a favorable opinion of Jones, the Cowboys’ owner since 1989.
To put this into perspective, a lower percentage of people polled supported Jerry Jones (13%) than the idea of Texas seceding from the union because of Barack Obama’s re-election (20%). Additionally, a greater proportion of people polled had a favorable opinion of Lance Armstrong (16%), who recently admitted to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, than of Jones.
Those polled who specifically identified themselves as Cowboys fans were also asked the following question:
Do you think the Cowboys would be better off, worse off, or about the same with a different owner than Jerry Jones?
The results were ... equally unpleasant for Jones:
- Better off 52%
- Worse off 14%
- About the same 29%
- Not sure 5%
Full results of the polling — including a number of political questions — can be found here.
The same polling group conducted a national survey last month that saw Tony Romo finish behind Tim Tebow, Ben Roethlisberger, Michael Vick, and others in “Favorite NFL QB” voting.
The answers to the questions about Jones has us curious: Which of the three do you support more – Jerry Jones, Lance Armstrong, or the idea of seceding from the union? Vote in the poll below and defending your choice in our comments section.