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Poll: 'America's Team,' the Dallas Cowboys, now least popular squad in US

Public Policy Polling found 23 percent of respondents said the Cowboys were their least favorite NFL team.

By Evan Bleier
Poll: 'America's Team,' the Dallas Cowboys, now least popular squad in US
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo stands on the sidelines after he was taken out of the game during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in Chicago on December 9, 2013 (File/UPI/Brian Kersey) | License Photo

After earning the nickname of “America's Team” in the late ‘70s, the Dallas Cowboys are now actually the least popular squad in the NFL according to a poll conducted by Public Policy Polling.

The poll, which surveyed 741 registered voters, was conducted from Dec. 13-17.

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According to the results, 23 percent of respondents said that the Cowboys were their least favorite NFL team. The only other team to get over 10 percent was the Chicago Bears, who were unpopular with 13 percent of respondents.

“In a time of unprecedented political division, there’s one thing Americans agree on across the board,” said Public Policy Polling president Dean Debnam. “The Cowboys aren’t America’s team -- in fact they’re America’s least favorite team.

The New England Patriots (9 percent), Denver Broncos (8 percent), Pittsburgh Steelers (6 percent) and New York Giants (5 percent) rounded out the list of most-disliked teams.

Interestingly, the Cowboys, Bears, Patriots, Steelers and Giants were all high on the list of most-liked teams. But the No. 1 spot on that list currently goes to the Denver Broncos, who were liked by 14 percent of respondents.

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One other surprising finding from the poll was the way that people feel about the Washington Redskins changing their name. Only 18 percent of respondents thought that the franchise should change its name and 71 percent of voters said the team should keep its name as is.

[Public Policy Polling]

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