In Wisconsin, the Only Thing More Popular Than Aaron Rodgers Is Cheese

79 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin love Aaron Rodgers

79 percent of registered voters in Wisconsin love Aaron Rodgers

Cheese holds a delicious, razor-thin edge on Aaron Rodgers in the eternal struggle over the hearts and minds of Wisconsin.

A survey of more than 1,000 Wisconsin residents conducted by Public Policy Polling showed 80 percent of the state has a favorable opinion of cheese, while superstar Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sported a 79 percent approval rating.

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Six percent of Wisconsians said they disliked Rodgers and five percent didn't like cheese. What the hell happened there? Who are those people, and did they hear the question wrong?

Here's another shocker: When asked whether they prefer cheese or beer, Wisconsin chose cheese 66 percent of the time, compared to beer's 23 percent. We presume the other 11 percent just yelled "you can't make me choose!" and hung up the phone.

The Star Tribune's Michael Rand points out Rodger's approval rating has dropped 10 points since winning a Super Bowl in 2011, because we live in a "what have you done for me lately?" kind of world. Apparently two MVPs and a return to the Super Bowl isn't enough for a full tenth of Wisconsin.

Packer fans can be comforted by the fact that cheese's reign over Rodgers may just be a statistical anomaly, because the poll has a margin of error of three percentage points.

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