Following the “DeflateGate” scandal, the popularity of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has dipped to an career low.
E-Poll Market Research released the results of a poll conducted this week that asked more than 1,000 people representative of the U.S. population what they thought about Brady. It showed that 47 percent of those surveyed now say they don’t like Brady, as compared to 32 percent in February, two weeks after the Patriots’ won Super Bowl XLIX.
10 years ago, E-Poll surveys showed that Brady was like by 90 percent polled. By June 2008, the offseason after Spygate, Brady’s positive appeal fell to a then-career low of 77 percent. He hit another career low with a 68 percent likeability rating in an E-Poll survey taken Feb. 20, 2015.
The average athlete in E-Poll’s database is liked by 86 percent of those surveyed.