The Washington Times - December 21, 2011, 02:06PM

A new poll released Wednesday found that Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is more popular — by a big margin — with Republicans than he is with Democrats.

Mr. Tebow, who has become both an icon and a polarizing figure for his recent heroics on the football field and his unabashed embrace of Christian values, is viewed favorably by 68 percent of Republicans but by only 39 percent of Democrats in a new survey from Public Policy Polling

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Mr. Tebow’s favorability rating among GOP respondents puts the quarterback ahead of all the Republican candidates for president.

Wednesday’s football-themed PPP poll had two more eye-opening results.

Americans are also split, the poll said, on Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. This time the divide is racial: 75 percent of blacks see him positively, while only 16 percent of whites share that view.

And according to PPP, the title of “America’s Team” belongs to the Green Bay Packers, the favorite team of 22 percent of respondents, instead of the Dallas Cowboys, who were the choice of only 11 percent.

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