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Twins are more popular than Vikings, survey says

The Twins have stunk for longer than the Vikes, but they appear to have more diehard fans.
The Twins have stunk for longer than the Vikes, but they appear to have more diehard fans.

Sure, both the Twins and the Vikings stink right now, but if the latest Public Policy Polling survey of Minnesota can be believed, fans have been more loyal to the Twins through their struggles than they have been to the Purple.

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PPP surveyed nearly 900 Minnesota voters between October 27 and 29. Two of the questions asked were "Are you a Vikings fan?" and "Are you a Twins fan?"

Sixty-six percent of respondents said they are indeed Twins fans, including 71 percent of Democrats, 62 percent of Republicans, 64 percent of women, and 68 percent of men.

On the other hand, 57 percent of respondents said they are Vikings fans, including 62 percent of Democrats, just 51 percent of Republicans, 53 percent of women, and 62 percent of men.

Our takeaway? Since such a relatively low percentage of Republicans are Vikings fans, it seems likely GOPers are particularly upset about the sweetheart stadium deal lawmakers gave Zygi Wilf, doesn't it? Either that, or maybe they're just really fed up with Christian Ponder.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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