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Poll: Miami is Florida's fourth most popular college football team; Dolphins top pro list


A new poll has some fascinating results regarding the popularity of Florida’s sports teams, both college and professional, among Floridians.

The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, looks at the popularity of political candidates and issues among Floridians, but it also includes polling information about the Florida sports scene.

Specifically, the poll considers college sports loyalties, determining that both Florida State University and the University of Florida each boast the support of 24 percent of the state. Rather than being followed by the University of Miami, as many would expect, the University of Central Florida garnered the third-highest slice of fans statewide at 11 percent, followed by Miami at 10 percent. The University of South Florida came in at 7 percent, while Florida Atlantic and Florida International each got 4 percent of the vote.

Statistics also pointed toward which Major League Baseball franchises had the most fans in Florida, with the New York Yankees capturing the top spot with 15 percent of the vote, followed by the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays with 14 percent each, and then the Atlanta Braves, who collected 11 percent.

On the NFL side, the Dolphins led the state's list at 20 percent, followed by the Buccaneers at 15 percent, the Cowboys at 10 percent and then the Jaguars and Giants, who each received 9 percent of the vote.

Read more at Public Policy Polling.


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