Whether he stays or goes, Tom Brady is a hero in New England. Six Super Bowls, three MVP’s, he’s the GOAT in Massachusetts and in other parts of the country. There is however one thing that some Massachusetts residents like more than Brady and it might be the thing that people drink in the morning that gets them through the day.
According to NBC 10 in Boston, a study “done by the UMass Lowell Center for Public Opinion,” Brady was found to be less popular than Dunkin’ Donuts in a poll among “Democratic primary likely voters.” The Massachusetts staple that serves baked goods and coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts was found to have a net positive favorability rating (+52, 68 percent favorable and 17 percent unfavorable) as Brady (+42, 61 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable).
First of all, the 19 percent of people who unfavorably view Tom Brady probably aren’t thrilled about the Patriots either. I don’t doubt that there are Patriots haters living in Massachusetts but living in the area of the team you don’t like while that team has enjoyed constant success for the past 20 years has gotta be tough to endure.
Second, while this seems surprising, it really isn’t. I’m not a coffee drinker but a lot of people drink coffee. And if you are, and you live in Massachusetts, chances are you’re probably going to Dunkin’ Donuts.
It’s important to note that given this is among “Democratic primary likely voters,” it’s taking to account a section of the population. It’s possible that Brady’s friendship with President Donald Trump helped with some of his unfavorable rating among this demographic but he’s still beloved in Massachusetts in this and in all other political and non-political demographics. And considering there aren’t too many people or things that’s universally liked, I don’t think Brady is going to sweat this study.