PPP's newest Washington poll finds that even though Seahawks fans think the team should have run instead of passing in the closing minutes of the Super Bowl, they still overwhelmingly approve of the job Pete Carroll is doing as their coach.
89% of Seahawks fans say they think Carroll is doing a good job to only 4% who disapprove of him. That's part of a general trend of the team's backers pretty universally beloving all of the most prominent figures associated with their team. Russell Wilson has a 92/1 favorability rating and Richard Sherman (86/3) and Marshawn Lynch (80/6) aren't far behind in terms of their popularity. 67% of Seahawks fans think the team should have run on their final offensive play in the Super Bowl to only 13% who support the decision to pass but it doesn't seem to have much effect on overall feelings toward Carroll. One other thing most all Seahawks fans agree on- hating Tom Brady- he has a 16/65 favorability rating with the team's fans.
The Seahawks are easily the most popular pro sports team in the state. 70% of Washingtonians identify themselves as fans of the Seahawks compared to 54% for the Mariners, and 30% for the Sounders. Mariners fans are largely ambivalent toward the job Lloyd McClendon is doing as manager- 49% say they have no opinion to 43% who approve and 8% disapprove. Also on the professional sports front, 49% of Washington voters say they would like to see the NBA return to the state compared to 24% who are against it.