Poll shows optimism, realism growing with New Orleans Saints fans


January 7, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detailed view of a New Orleans Saints helmet on the field before the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game against the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

A poll that was posted at the beginning of the season here on Who Dat Dish didn’t look promising at first but has been consistent with the outlook of the season so far with fans of the New Orleans Saints.

So far the poll has been steady with over 50% of voters thinking the Saints will have an 8-8 season.  Before their first win last Sunday, the poll topped out at 56% voting 8-8, but it has now fell to 53%.

The next vote that was in second place was 9-7 followed closely by 10-6.  However that has also changed since last Sunday with 10-6 at 20% and 9-7 at 17%.  Coming in last at 10% is a 12-4 season.

While the poll isn’t conclusive, it shows that at least most voters are being realistic with the most likely outcome for the Saints season.  Even the most devoted Saints fan can’t think the Saints will run the table with twelve straight victories.

The remaining schedule for the team definitely won’t be an easy one especially with two straight road games coming off a bye and also facing a red hot Atlanta Falcons team and a hungry Tampa Bay Buccaneers team in two games each.