National poll finds Eagles are a slight favorite over Chiefs in most U.S. demographics
Nearly any way you slice it, the Chiefs are the underdogs at Super Bowl LVII.
The latest betting line shows the Eagles are a 1 1/2-point favorite over the Chiefs.
Meanwhile, this Twitter map shows 28 states are rooting for Philadelphia and 22 are pulling for the Chiefs.
A map of states for who they’re rooting for in #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/ZKbsWjwXWK
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) February 6, 2023
And the survey company Morning Consult conducted a national poll, asking people who they want to see win the Super Bowl. Once again, the Eagles are a slight favorite.
The Eagles got 35% of the vote to 31% for the Chiefs, with others having no opinion.
In other demographics, the Eagles were the favorite among NFL fans (42% to 40%), sports fans (41% to 38%) and sports bettors (47% to 39%).
The results also show baby boomers (33% to 30%) want the Eagles to win the Super Bowl, as do the Gen-X crowd (34% to 33%) and millennials (41% to 30%).
The one group pulling for the Chiefs: Gen-Z adults (32% to 30%).
Who does America want to win the #SuperBowl?
35% of Americans want the #Eagles to win their second NFL title in five years, compared with 31% of Americans who hope the #Chiefs capture their second Super Bowl since 2019 and third championship overall. https://t.co/MCAMn9Fgw9 pic.twitter.com/CoIWjvhhBZ
— Morning Consult (@MorningConsult) February 7, 2023
This is the methodology from Morning Consult: “The Jan. 31-Feb. 1 2023, survey was conducted among a representative sample of 2,205 U.S. adults, including 1,573 self-identified sports fans, both with unweighted margins of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points. The survey also included 1,488 self-identified NFL fans and 644 self-identified sports bettors, with unweighted margins of error of plus or minus 3 and plus or minus 4 percentage points, respectively.”
That margin of error shows the Chiefs can make up the difference in many of these poll results. So maybe it’s fair to call the game a push, although the Chiefs probably don’t mind being cast as the underdog.