Duke or UNC?

June 19, 2009 10:40:00 AM PDT
In June, Public Policy Polling conducted a statewide poll about what North Carolinians think of UNC basketball coach Roy Williams.After much feedback, and questions about Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski's popularity, the company conducted another poll and included the Blue Devil.

Overall, voters have a more favorable opinion of Williams. Of those polled, 61 percent have a favorable opinion of Coach Williams while 52 percent have a favorable opinion of Coach Krzyzewski.

As far as unfavorable opinions go, more people think negatively of Coach K. Fourteen percent to be exact while only 9 percent have a negative opinion of Coach Williams.

And although the two are very popular, Williams seems to maintain his edge because the Tar Heels have a larger fan base. Public Policy Polling also notes Williams is more popular with fans of opposing schools.

Coah K holds his own with Duke fans by getting a greater approval than Coach Williams does with UNC fans, but not by much. Eighty percent of Duke fans like Coach K while only 76 percent of UNC fans like Coach Williams.

For more analysis of the poll, click here.


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