Poll: Interest in 2020 NFL season tumbles among Trump supporters

In a Morning Consult poll conducted prior to Thursday night’s game, 38 percent of U.S. adults said they were less interested in the NFL this year than in previous seasons, while 21 percent said they were more interested in the NFL than in past years.

The dip in interest is particularly pronounced among the most ardent supporters of President Donald Trump, who has in recent months regularly tweeted criticism of the league and Commissioner Roger Goodell for embracing social justice activism. Among those with a “very favorable” opinion of Trump, 47 percent said they were less interested in the 2020 season.

Self-identified NFL fans were slightly more likely to say they are more interested in this season than less interested.