One-third of those polled think Jordan could beat LeBron now in one-on-one

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Poll: 34% of fans think Michael Jordan could beat LeBron James in 1-on-1 in 2015
Thursday May 14th, 2015

According to a Public Policy Polling survey, 34% of NBA fans polled believe Michael Jordan could beat LeBron James in one-on-one in the year 2015.

PPP surveyed 1,471 registered voters from May 7-10. Of those, 37% said they consider themselves to be an NBA fan. Only those who said they were an NBA fan were asked the question about Jordan and James. 

Fifty-four percent said they think James would win, while 12% were not sure. The NBA fans were also asked whether they feel Jordan or James is the best basketball player of all time. Seventy-seven percent said Jordan, 14% said James and 9% were not sure. 

A higher percentage of the 1,471 people polled said they consider themselves fans of MLB and the NFL, with 46% saying yes to MLB and 56% saying yes to the NFL. 22% consider themselves boxing fans, and 22% NHL fans.

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- Molly Geary

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