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Where are Florida Gators, FSU football, Rays and Bucs among Florida's favorite sports teams?



The 2016 election cycle has given us finally yielded something worthwhile -- polling data on Florida's favorite sports teams.

The Gators are the state's favorite college sports team, according to Public Policy Polling, with 29 percent of respondents. Florida State (19 percent) was second, followed by UCF (12 percent), Miami (10 percent), USF (5 percent), Florida International (1 percent) and Florida Atlantic (1 percent).

In the NFL, the Dolphins are the top team (20 percent), followed by the Bucs (15 percent), Packers (9 percent), Patriots (8 percent) and Jaguars/Cowboys (7 percent).

The Rays and Braves were tied for the favorite MLB team (13 percent), followed by the Marlins (12 percent), Yankees (10 percent) and Red Sox (9 percent).

Those numbers call come from Public Policy Polling's survey of 1,012 registered voters. You can see more details about the poll -- and favorite teams broken down by gender, race, political ideology and age -- here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:03pm]


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