The sports-politics index


The Web site, Gawker, highlights some fascinating marketing research that identifies sports with the political persuasion of the people most likely to be fans of a particular sports league.

The surprise is that golf fans are a bigger Republican target than NASCAR, because golf fans, who tend to be Republican, are much more likely to vote.

Basketball, wrestling, and tennis are the big Democratic sports, according to the National Journal.

Stuck in the middle are the NFL and Major League Baseball.

There’s a joke there somewhere.

(Click the image for a readable survey result.)