Donald Trump Jr. says he "fixed" Kaepernick Nike ad

Tanya Simon
September 14, 2018

A new poll may provide an answer.

Last week, Nike unveiled the former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers as the face of the company's ad celebrating the the 30th anniversary of its "Just do it" campaign.

Majority support for the protests held true regardless of race, gender, age, or level of education.

"Only in America can you fail upwardly in sports". "The athletes- we support Kaepernick", he said.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Kaepernick has turned into an activist against police violence and was effectively blacklisted by the NFL after kneeling during the United States national anthem in 2016 in solidarity with the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Nike is a business, and their decision to make Colin Kaepernick the star of their new ad campaign wasn't just a political move, it was a business move. With the beginning of the NFL season earlier this month, other players have continued Kapernick's gesture of kneeling during the national anthem, a moment that he responded to on Instagram.

While Nike has donated more to Democrats in previous election cycles, the company has donated nearly $1.5 million to Republicans over the last eight years, compared to just under $1 million to Democrats.

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But the boycott proved fleeting and had no impact on half of Americans' views about the company, the poll found. "It's a calculated risk, but one that our data shows has had a positive impact so far in terms of online sales". The ad "spoke to Nike's core consumers in a very Nike-esque provocative way", he added.

You can read the full breakdown of the poll here.

A plurality of poll respondents, 41%, opposed the company's choice of Kaepernick, while 37% supported the move.

Black voters approve by 77-14 percent. The effect was especially great among Republicans, as "those likely to purchase Nike goods dropped from 51 percent to 28 percent".

The poll, which was conducted among 1,038 voters between September 6-9, comes amid renewed controversy over the protests. Interviewers for both surveys called landlines and cellphones.

"Take a knee. It's your right, American voters tell National Football League players", Tim Malloy, assistant director of the poll, said in a release.

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