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Super Bowl Viewers Not Buying Brady's, Belichick’s Story

Had enough “Deflategate” yet? Americans who plan to watch the Super Bowl think the New England Patriots are hiding something, but they also don't believe the deflated footballs in question made any difference in the lopsided AFC Championship Game.

Fifty-two percent (52%) of Adults who plan to watch this year’s Super Bowl believe the Patriots deflated footballs against the Indianapolis Colts in the game just over a week ago. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 24% don’t believe the Patriots did what they are being accused of, but just as many (23%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 569 Adults Planning to Watch the Super Bowl was conducted on January 24-25, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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