Tim Tebow More Popular in Florida Than God Is Nationwide, According to Poll Results

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Tim Tebow is quite possibly more popular than God himself -- at least, he may be in Florida.

The former Florida Gator, Heisman Trophy winner, two-time BCS national champion, and current Denver Broncos quarterback is viewed favorably by 59 percent of Floridians, according to survey results released this afternoon by Public Policy Polling.

In July, the same polling firm asked American voters how they thought God was doing -- 52 percent approved.

It may seem like comparing God's job performance with Tebow's favorable rating is like comparing apples and oranges, but not according to PPP.

In fact, when it released God's performance-approval numbers in July, it compared his rating to Rupert Murdoch's unfavorable rating -- equating the comparison to "popularity."

So who likes Tebow? Almost everyone, except the superliberals.

Florida poll respondents who said they were "very conservative" liked Tebow the most -- 78 percent. Seventy-five percent of "somewhat conservative" Floridians gave the thumbs-up, as well as 56 percent of "moderate" folks, 46 percent of people identifying as "somewhat liberal," and just 30 percent of those who said they were "very liberal."

Tebow's favorable rating among the "very liberal" Floridians was the only time his rating even got close to being negative -- 30 percent said they like him; 30 percent said they don't.

Adding to Tebow's popularity in Florida, just 26 percent picked the Gators as their favorite college football team in the state, with 21 percent opting for Florida State and Miami and Central Florida both getting 11 percent. The rest of the schools polled in the single digits.

PPP also asked some non-Tebow questions, finding that Floridians would pick Al Gore by three points if they could do Bush versus Gore all over again, think gay couples should be allowed to adopt children (45 percent versus 43 percent who don't), and prefer the Tea Party to the Occupy movement 39-37.

PPP notes that Tebow's favorable rating is higher than any politician in Florida, and it will also be releasing Tebow's favorable rating in Colorado later this week.


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Morris Clide
Morris Clide

Easily the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I'm pretty sure it can be in MVP talks if they appear only in the fourth quarter every week and somebody comes out with a win. i can inform you all to access http://www.tebowformvp.com/ thanx.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

God, you better watch your back.  Can you imagine Tebow's popularity rating if he gets his completion percentage up?

stephanie little
stephanie little

yes I said those things, who don't like it too bad

Cpittman08
Cpittman08

God has no.respect of person...God bless you and keep you

stephanie little
stephanie little

Tim Tebow is a rockstar Quarterback, only rockstars have groupies

stephanie little
stephanie little

I am not a liberal and not even close to a super-liberal, I consider myself a fiscal conservative, comparing Tebow to God is ridiculous, he's just a football player with running skills, I would like to see him play against a really good defense like the Steelers/ Ravens with Ray Lewis.  White folks praises him because of th Mike Vick phenom, but Vick has served his time and paid his dues, look the AFC west sucks, if Terrell Pryer would have came in and replaced Jason Campbell instead of that fool Carson Palmer, st. Tebow would not get all this hype, he has beaten mediocre and bad teams, let's see what he does to the Patriots.  Stop anoiting this fool like he is the second coming of Christ, I question his acts on the field.  White folks and a few silly negros goes along with his great white savior hype because they see two black quarterbacks Vick and Newton that could be Superbowl winning QBs both are quarterback phenoms.  Yall got Aaron Rodgers, Brees, Brady and Both Mannings whitey be happy with that.  Tim Tebow runs aahhhhh, Tebow the great, ahhhh St. Tebow, I see god in Tebow, well I don't yes I said it, so what he's supposed christian, so what, big deal he runs, I don't care about the Tebowmania, I am not impressed, he's just okay, lot of their success has to do with John Elway running the organization, unlike those fools in New York for the Giants or the Raiders for that matter, or that fool Snyder in DC.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Yeah, whatever, Mr. or Ms. FFTUYX. It is ironic, though. I guess the question is, if he scored a touchdown, what would Jesus do? Tebowing?

Fanv
Fanv

Would Jesus tebow? Or is Tebow Jesus?

FFTUYX
FFTUYX

I am all for freedom of speech, freedom of the press , and religious freedom to worship without government interference, that government shall not prohibit the free exercise of Tim Tebow, or you or me to express ideas, even Jesus Christ in the free market place of ideas. Your article is interesting yet I would not write about God that way for reverential awe of Him. May all your readers who are true believers read 2 Chronicles 7:14. And the last few verses of Matthew 7.

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