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Poll: As Chargers bolt to playoffs, San Diegans sit split on support

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 20:25:51-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The thrilling comeback that transpired during Thursday Night Football's matchup between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs was astounding, nobody can argue that.

But whether or not Chargers fans — past and present — were excited for it is a different story, according to a new SurveyUSA poll.

The survey polled San Diego adults regarding the Thursday night win by the Bolts, whether they are still a fan, and if they hope the team prevails through the NFL playoffs.

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Much like the team's fandom, the results are a tale of two cities. More than half of those who said they were Chargers fans no longer stand by the team. When it comes to their current playoff status, though, more than half are happy with the team's success.

Here's a look at the results:
Were you a fan of the San Diego Chargers? (316 football fans surveyed)
Yes: 76 percent
No: 23 percent
Not sure: 1 percent

Are you a fan of the Los Angeles Chargers? (316 football fans surveyed)
Yes: 38 percent
No: 56 percent
Not sure: 6 percent

When the Los Angeles Chargers play, who do you root for? The Chargers? The other team? Or does it depend on who they are playing? (316 football fans surveyed)
Chargers: 44 percent
Other team: 23 percent
Depends who they are playing: 32 percent
Not sure: 1 percent

Last night, the Los Angeles Chargers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 29 to 28. Did you watch the game? (500 adults surveyed)
Yes: 48 percent
No: 52 percent
Not sure: 1 percent

Are you happy the Chargers won? Or unhappy? (500 adults surveyed)
Happy: 59 percent
Unhappy: 22 percent
Not Sure: 19 percent

So far this year the Chargers have won 11 games and lost 3, are on a 4-game winning streak, and are going to the playoffs. How does this make you feel? Are you happy? Disappointed? Bitter? Angry? Or something else? (500 adults surveyed)
Happy: 51 percent
Disappointed: 8 percent
Bitter: 13 percent
Angry: 5 percent
Something else: 18 percent
Not sure: 5 percent

What would you like to see happen to the Los Angeles Chargers this season? Lose right away in the playoffs? Do well in the playoffs, but not make it to the Superbowl? Make it to the Superbowl, but lose? Or win the Superbowl? (500 adults surveyed)
Lose right away in the playoffs: 22 percent
Not make it to the Super Bowl: 10 percent
Make it to the Super Bowl: 11 percent
Win the Super Bowl: 40 percent
Not sure: 17 percent

Have you ever traveled to Los Angeles to see the Chargers play? (316 football fans surveyed)
Yes: 17 percent
No: 83 percent
Not sure: 0 percent

Are you a fan of professional football? (500 adults surveyed)
Yes: 63 percent
No: 31 percent
Not sure: 6 percent