Better Football-Watching Buddy? Obama By a Nose

Fans cross party lines in football buddy pref.
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2008 3:58 PM CDT
McCain on the gridiron.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A slim majority of Americans would rather watch a football game with Barack Obama than John McCain, the AP reports. Though the margin is not great—50% to 47%—a poll by AP and Yahoo showed that each candidate’s appeal crossed party lines. About a tenth of Obama faithful would rather spend a Sunday with McCain, while almost a fifth of McCain backers would go the other way.

McCain "seems intensely focused in a way I'm not sure he does sit down and relax,” said a woman who will vote for McCain but would rather watch a game with Obama. But a man who opted for McCain explained that "he'd be fun to sit back with and hear his experiences, all his stories." For the record, Obama roots for the Bears and McCain for the Cardinals.