WASHINGTON — The battle to be America's Team in Super Bowl XXII already has been fought and won--by the Denver Broncos, who beat the Redskins by eight (percentage) points in the latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll.
Slightly more than half--53%--of all football fans interviewed said they hoped the Broncos will win on Sunday, while 45 said they will root for the Redskins. The remaining 2% were undecided.
When asked to put sentiment aside, an even bigger majority--60%--said they thought the Broncos would win the game, while 38% picked the Redskins.
A Broncos win was predicted by majorities in every region in the country, but particularly in the Midwest and West where nearly two-thirds said they expected Denver to win.