Packers Are #1 NFL Team In Seahawk Country

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Seattle Seahawks Bending Over and Preparing for 2012 NFL Season (Photo credit: Jeffrey Beall)

It appears that the Green Bay Packers are not only popular in SoCal, but it looks like they’re the favorite team for NFL fans in a large part of the Pacific Northwest.

The state of Oregon does not have a National Football League franchise. You would assume NFL fans in that state would adopt the neighboring Seattle Seahawks as their favorite team.

But that’s not the case. It almost is but not quite.

Oregonians instead have embraced another team from a distant state.

When Public Policy Polling (PPP) asked Oregon residents to name their NFL favorite team, 16% of them picked the Green Bay Packers, edging out the Seahawks, who received 15% of the vote.

Using automated telephone interviews, PPP surveyed 686 Oregon voters from June 21-24. The margin of error is + / -3.7%.

The poll framed the question this way: “Is your favorite NFL team the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, or someone else?”

A total of 34% of the respondents chose “someone else” or said they don’t have a favorite team.

The percentages for the specific teams were:

Packers 16%

Seahawks 15%

49ers 10%

Cowboys 8%

Broncos 6%

Raiders 6%

Giants 3%

Chargers 2%

Bears -5%