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Williams leads Coach K in popularity

University of North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams is more popular among state voters than Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, according to politically irrelevant but still interesting polls conducted by Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling.

The firm did a poll on the statewide popularity of Williams last month and found that 61 percent of voters have a favorable opinion of the coach, who led his team to a national championship earlier this year.

Perhaps to take a break from running hypothetical candidates against Sen. Richard Burr, PPP asked a similar question about Coach K. The result: 52 percent of voters have a favorable opinion. PPP's Tom Jensen also concludes that fans for each school don't hate the other side as much as you might think.

While 68% of Duke fans last month said they had a favorable opinion of Williams, only 53% of Carolina fans say they view Krzyzewski positively. Among State fans 60% had a favorable opinion of Williams, while 51% have one of Krzyzewski. And among supporters of the Demon Deacons 59% like Roy and 53% like Coach K.

Of course the numbers may just serve to make some politicians jealous.


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Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

I'm reminded of an old Jesse Helms ad that might explain Williams besting of Krzyzewski.

Vote Williams. He's one of us.

Krzyzewski sounds like someone Paul Terrell would deport.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

I'm delighted someone with your "writing skills" is a Dookie - - - are you a teenager yet?

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

http://www.truthaboutduke.com/

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

http://www.truthaboutduke.com/

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

you guys cant see the forest for the trees. there ARE NO NUMBERS GIVEN. just percentages!

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

This is an unbelievable rediculous survey wirh absolutely no merit whatsoever. Why would a responsible journalist even cosider conducting such a survey? Roy Williams wins easily because he represents a public university and the majority of the people in this state would support UNC, even though they did not attend school there.Furthermore, UNC graduates almost three times as many people as Duke each year and a great percentage of them remain in North Carolina, and would vote for their coach. Come on News and Observer, can you not be more responsible in your foolish surveys?

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

sidney is a zero..... go duke!!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

every one in the state knows that duke is no. 1 and unc is no. 2 when it comes to prestige, acdemics, and overall popularity, ol roy is a bonified , certifided, identifided cheater, check with kanasas if u dont believe it. go duke!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

You forget the disclosure that accompanied the poll. If you read it you would learn that the pollsters admitted that most Duke fans either work for a living or get out of the house once in a while. On the other hand, the UNC fans are so obnoxious that no one will be around them and no one ever calls them. So they were sitting by the phone and were so happy that anyone would call if even a wrong number. The pollsters said the biggest problem with the UNC fans was in the fact that the UNC fans would not hang up but started asking the pollster questions: like, would you be my friend? If they answer on the first ring....it's a vote for UNC.

I am just stating the facts and have no opinion whatsoever.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

please watch a press conference the next time a coach K duke squad loses to carolina. he starts out determined to come off with grace but he can't hold it together and ends up making remarks the betray his true evil self.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

Remember, UNC has the journalism school.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

pack mike77 u are brilliant and very astute, that means u are good, go duke

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

sidney--what a joke lowe has never been acussed of paying players like stupid ol roy, is that correct or not?????????? go duke!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

duh!!unc grads cant get into duke u dope,only red necks go to unc. duke gets the upper crust. go duke!!!!!!!!!besides ol roy cheats, and our beloved coch k dont . kansas 3 yrs probation for not knowing u cant give money and clothes to players, how stupid is that??? ol roy could not get into duke. go duke!!!!

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

Notice that Sidney Lowe got a zero.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

Indeed .... with all due respect to Ol' Roy ..... Matt Doherty would be more popular in NC than Coach K just on sheer volume of UNCers over Dukees. Heck, Heb Sendek might finish second in a three-way vote. .... ok, maybe not.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

News Flash! It is warmer in June than in January. What a waste of time . Of course a public university coach is going to be more popular a private one.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

What a stupid poll. The N&O just demonstrates its goal to be the Daily TarHeel for the entire state.

Re: Williams leads Coach K in popularity

Duh. I hate to state the obvious, but how many college graduates living in North Carolina attended Duke University? I dare say a lot more college graduates in North Carolina attended UNC.

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