The Cleveland Browns can't catch a break.
In a recent poll, Public Policy Polling asked 1,428 Ohio voters who would win in a football game: The Cleveland Browns or the Ohio State Buckeyes?
A whopping 57 percent say the Buckeyes would prevail.
Frankly, despite OSU's wealth of star players, an NFL team would defeat a college team 99 times out of 100. Even still, the poll speaks to fans' confidence in the NFL's worst team.
As the Public Policy Polling release states:
"This may be the greatest measure of what tough times these are for the Cleveland Browns: voters in the state think that in a head to head match up Ohio State would beat the Browns on the gridiron 57/23. It's patently ridiculous to think a college team could beat even so hapless an NFL team as the Browns, but that's where we are."
The poll also found that 72% of fans want the Browns to release Johnny Manziel, against just 12% who want to hang onto the troubled quarterback.
Another interesting find is that the Browns apparently remain the top NFL team in the state, as "Browns fans still outnumber Bengals fans in the state, 42/29."
And for those interested in the details of the poll:
"Public Policy Polling surveyed 1,248 Ohio voters, including 638 likely Republican primary voters and 508 likely Democratic primary votersm between March 4th and 6th. The margin of error is +/-2.8% overall, +/-3.9% for the Republicans and +/-4.4% for the Democrats. 80% of participants, selected through a list based sample, responded via the phone, while 20% of respondents who did not have landlines conducted the survey over the internet through an opt-in internet panel."
There you have it. These are troubling times in the kingdom.