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America wants the Spurs to beat the Heat

The San Antonio Spurs find themselves in a 2-2 series tie with the Miami Heat in the 2013 NBA Finals with Game 5 looming.

And aside from the die-hard fans that pack the AT&T Center and flood the streets of San Antonio after every win, it seems America also is cheering on the Spurs to beat the Heat.

According to Public Policy Polling, 32 percent of those surveyed wanted the Spurs to win the Finals while 20 percent selected the Heat. The polling came as part of a larger poll dealing with other political issues of the day.

PPP broke the numbers down further and found that among voters who supported Barack Obama, the Spurs were favored by a 28-25 percent margin, while Mitt Romney voters supported San Antonio by a 37-15 percent margin.
 
The PPP poll found across all political ideologies, the Spurs were the preferred winners over the Heat with “very conservative” voters picking San Antonio by the largest margin, 42-15 percent.
 
Breaking the numbers down by race, Hispanic voters picked the Heat by a 31-28 percent margin while African-American’s picked the Heat by a 44-28 percent margin. White voters favored the Spurs by 17 percent, 32-15 percent.
 
Well there you have it Spurs fans. It appears America is chanting "Go Spurs Go" but with the series now a best-of-three and Miami having home court advantage, the odds are a bit stacked against the Spurs.
 
But with the nation rooting for the Spurs, perhaps some of positive mojo can give the silver and black that extra push to get two more wins.
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