There is a ton of political talk around football right now. But where do people actually stand (or kneel?).

According to a new piece out by, Detroit Lions fans leans significantly toward voting for the Democratic party.

So much so that Detroit is only beaten by San Francisco and beats the fanbase of the New York Giants.

It also dives into the political affiliation of all of the National Football League Teams, and finds that most of them lean Democratic with how they vote.

The most Republican? The fans of the Houston Texans Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It’s interesting to note that most NFL fanbases leaned toward voting Democratic.

So how did they come to this conclusion? FiveThirtyEight commissioned a SurveyMonkey poll of 2,290 American NFL fans, asking them to identify their favorite three teams and the political party they identify with.

The average margin of error they say was +/- 7 percentage points. They dive into a few other metrics on the post here.

So, Lions fans, what do you think? Are they right?

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