Is it true that Carolina folks are more Democratic than Duke and State ones?
Our latest poll would indicate yes.
Among respondents describing themselves as UNC fans, 55% are Democrats, 30% are Republicans, and 15% are independents.
Duke fans are 46% Democrats, 40% Republicans, and 15% independents.
State fans are 46% Democrats, 43% Republicans, and 11% independents.
It's interesting to note that there are a lot more political independents among respondents who do not express loyalty to any of the teams- 21%. Maybe those are less partisan about sports are less partisan about politics or vice versa.