A&M beats UT in fan survey
PUBLICATION: Houston Chronicle (TX)
SECTION: Sports DATE: November 15, 2013
EDITION: 3 STAR
Here’s some news that should rattle Longhorns everywhere: Texas A&M now claims more fans among the state’s residents than does the University of Texas.
In a telephone survey conducted Nov. 1-4, 22 percent of the 500 respondents identified themselves as A&M fans, while UT mustered support from 20 percent of those surveyed.
It’s the first time A&M has ranked ahead of UT in the survey conducted by Public Policy Polling in Raleigh, N.C., spokesman Tom Jensen said via email. The question has been asked just twice - in 2011 and this year - since the company began polling in Texas in 2008, he said.
As often seems to be the case, the clear winner of the collegiate fan-base question was “Another school/not a fan,” which claimed 26 percent.
The also-rans included Houston, 10 percent; Baylor, 8 percent; Texas Tech, 5 percent; TCU, 4 percent; UTEP, 3 percent; and SMU, 2 percent.