Yahoo! Sports commissioned a poll to find out why the National Football League’s ratings are down almost 30 percent this season. The results found that because of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the National Anthem, many Americans have decided to simply not tune in.
According to the poll, more than 40 percent agreed that the San Francisco 49er’s disrespect for our nation was the cause of lower ratings. The current presidential election has also affected the NFL’s ratings, 17 percent of Americans agree the election has distracted their attention from the game.
2ndVote’s research on the NFL has shown the league receiving a lean liberal score of “2.”Click here to see where the NFL stands on all the issues.