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Redskins Least Liked Area Team: Poll



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    LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Rex Grossman #8 of the Washington Redskins throws the ball in the second quarter against the New York Giants at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    A recent poll conducted by the Washington Post found that of D.C.'s five professional sports teams, the Redskins garnered the most unfavorable votes from residents.

    The poll asked:

    "Overall would you say you have a strongly favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable or strongly unfavorable impression of [TEAM], or do you not know enough about this team to say?"

    Sixty-one percent of respondents said that they felt strongly favorable or somewhat favorable about the Capitals and the Nationals, making them the two most popular teams in the poll.

    On the other end of the spectrum, 34 percent of respondents had overall unfavorable views of the Redskins, with 20 percent feeling strongly unfavorable.  The Wizards were next in the least-popular column, with 26 percent registering an unfavorable impression.

    However, the Redskins recent winning could likely wipe all of that negativity away.  The poll was conducted from July 29 to August 29, before the Skins solid Week 1 win over the Giants.  The poll only counted the answers of those who identified themselves as sports fans.

    Check out the poll results here.