No politics in the Super Bowl, please
This year’s Super Bowl promises to be a match for all ages.
Kansas City Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes may be treating a high ankle sprain, but few athletes are ready for heroic bouts like the 27-year-old star.
The Philadelphia Eagles bully on their way to Glendale, Ariz., crushing an energized Giants team as well as an exhausted 49ers team.
And that’s what American audiences can’t wait to see next Sunday.
What they don’t want, and one poll shows that very clearly, is a show interrupted by political messages and aspects of Culture War.
Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, has shared a new study of more than 1,000 likely voters in the general election.
The results proved overwhelming.
- 84.4 percent of voters believe that sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, should not include political or cultural statements as part of the game and coverage, but only should focus on the game.
- 10 percent of voters believe sporting events, like the Super Bowl, should include political or cultural statements as part of the game and coverage.
- 5.6 percent of voters are uncertain.
The biggest surprise, however, was how Democrats weighed in on the topic.
- 76.7% of Democratic voters believe sporting events, such as the Super Bowl, should not include political or cultural statements in game content and reporting, and should instead focus solely on into the match. 15.6% think political or cultural statements should be included and 7.7% are uncertain.
Mark Meckler, President of the Conference of Nations, said in a statement that “the radical left’s obsession with making all aspects of American life subordinate to their politics has found sugar becomes our national pastime.”
Will Super Bowl LVII heed the poll’s warning?
A quick look at some of the commercials prepared for Sunday shows how nostalgia and comedy will dominate the day.
Rihanna, tasked with turning the halftime entertainment into a spectacle, can focus on singing or texting during her performance.
Either way, the game’s ratings are expected to be huge, meaning some stars may not be able to resist a lecture or two along the way.