Americans Agree: They Like the Denver Broncos, Dislike the Donald

A new PPP poll shows where there's common ground.

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Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning answers questions during media day for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Newark, N.J. Donald Trump arrives for the final of the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.
America doesn't agree on much, but a new poll finds that the country has shared feelings on Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos (they like) and Donald Trump (they don't).

Divided country? What divided country? There are some things a lion's share of Americans can get behind.

In Public Policy Polling's first national poll of 2014, the firm found that 49 percent of surveyed registered voters would be cheering Super Bowl Sunday for the Denver Broncos, with only 22 percent supporting the Seattle Seahawks. "In the years we've been polling on the Super Bowl this is the most lopsided we've seen it in terms of who Americans are rooting for," said PPP President Dean Debnam in a statement. "Peyton Manning's personal popularity has most people pulling for the Broncos."

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Manning was looked on favorably by 64 percent of respondents, while 8 percent viewed him unfavorably. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was mostly unknown to the general public, with 58 percent of people having no opinion of him. Another 34 percent viewed Wilson positively and 8 percent viewed him negatively.

Turning to politics, PPP found that Donald Trump, who occasionally flirts with the idea of ditching his reality television and real estate career for a presidential run, is pretty unpopular. Only 22 percent viewed Trump favorably, while 61 percent do not like him.

Trump, who's considered a "birther" for his comments on President Barack Obama's birth certificate, isn't even that popular with Republicans, who he's appeared before at conferences like CPAC. Only 37 percent of registered GOP voters said they liked the Donald, while 41 percent said not-so-much.

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