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Poll: Kaepernick most disliked in NFL; Winston No. 2

Kaepernick most disliked; Winston No. 2

Colin Kaepernick is the most disliked player in the NFL, according to an E-Poll Marketing Research poll that asked 1,100 Americans whose demographics were representative of the general population.

The poll, taken last week, said the 49ers' backup quarterback was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent polled; the survey included the names of more than 350 players.

Kaepernick has gotten attention for not standing during the national anthem to protest violent actions by police: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." He has said his protest is not directed at the military, which he supports.

Second to Kaepernick was Bucs quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent). Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh was next (21), followed by Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13) and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10).

In August 2014, the last time the poll was taken, Kaeper­nick — who had led the 49ers to the NFC title game a season earlier — was "disliked a lot" by only 6 percent.

Though results of the poll show Kaepernick being more disliked by the general population, much of that has to do with African-Americans making up only 15 percent of the U.S. population. The poll shows 42 percent of African-Americans say they like the 49ers quarterback "a lot," while only 2 percent dislike him "a lot." Two years ago, only 16 percent of African-Americans said they liked Kaepernick "a lot," while 3 percent disliked him "a lot."

Two years ago, only 7 percent of whites polled said they disliked Kaepernick "a lot." Last week that number jumped to 37 percent.

As Kaepernick's actions gained more attention, sales of his jersey soared to the best-selling jersey in the league for a couple of days at the beginning of the month.

Only 24 percent of people said they knew Kaepernick's name two years ago. Last week, 42 percent of those polled knew it.

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