60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll: March Edition

Check out the results and weigh in!

Welcome to the 60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Poll for March. It is said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb, but the Northeast and other parts of the United States are enjoying one of the mildest winters in years. With the political season heating up too, the Republican contenders are hoping that the Ides of March treat them better than they did Julius Caesar.

March is a crossroads for two of America's favorite sports. Spring training marks the renewal of our national pastime where hope springs eternal in the hearts of baseball fans that want to believe that this could be the year that their team goes all the way. For college basketball it marks the end of a long season and the beginning of "March Madness" and the crowning of a new national champion. And let us not forget March 17th, St Patrick's Day, when the venerable saint from the land of a thousand shades of green is honored. It is a holiday not just for the Irish people, but a day when anyone may choose to be a citizen of Ireland and enjoy a day filled with both solemnity and revelry. To all of our readers we wish you a most Happy Spring, and now the results of our poll...

More than half (51 percent) of the Americans that were asked chose the State of the Union address as the most important televised event on the list. Thirty-two percent chose the Super Bowl and only nine percent picked Oscar night. The Academy Awards is big for the producers, actors and those in the industry. And the result of the Super Bowl - despite its ratings supremacy, parties, commercials and halftime show not to mention the game itself - is ultimately most important to the fans of those two teams. But with the many problems facing our nation at this time, and congressional approval at an all-time low, all Americans have a stake in the state of our union.

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